Douglas students learn about Carson River environment
November 12, 2008
Conserve the Carson River Education Work Days will take place Tuesday along the Carson River on Park Cattle Co. property.
Two hundred-eighty seven elementary school students from Douglas County School District will spend half a day in an outdoor classroom along the banks of the Carson River.
The students will be divided into groups to participate in timed stations of work.
The stations, taught by Douglas High School students, include learning about water cycles, how to test water quality, the watershed and animals that share the river with us.
Each student will learn about erosion by planting willow bundles to stabilize the bank.
The students use a journal to record the information and after the field trip, teachers use the journals as tools within the classroom to teach creative writing, geography, and Nevada history.
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The program is made possible due to a grant from Carson Water Subconservancy received by Linda Conlin, River Wranglers Coordinator, with the assistance of Paul Pugsley, Watershed Coordinator for the Carson Valley Conservation District and Dan Kaffer, Development Coordinator for Western Nevada Resource Conservation, Soroptimist International of Carson Valley helps to organize the events and donates and serves participants breakfast and lunch when the work is complete.