Friday, June 1, 2012

Watershed education

This year I participated in the Ojai Valley School 6th grade integrated curriculum based on the Ventura River watershed.  Teachers Ryan Lang and Sherri Usher teamed up to provide a hands-on experiential learning opportunity for this small class of 6th graders.

The field experiences included trips to Pine Mountain, Matilija Creek and Matilija Dam, Ventura River, Ojai Sanitary Plant, and the estuary and Surfers' Point.  The field trips are described here:

This week the class visited Surfers' Point where they helped clean up some of the iceplant and debris that was imported with the sand from Pierpont: