Featuring Keynote Speaker JON E. KEELEY, Research Scientist for USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Balancing Fire Hazard & Alien Plant Invasions in an Era of Megafires. Continuing Education Credits available.
Excite your students about exploring the great outdoors! Grade 4-8 teachers and educators are invited to join the Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District (SCCRCD) and the Seymour Center on Thursday, September 17, from 3-6 PM, for a free teacher workshop on Santa Cruz County watersheds. Find out how to effectively fulfill state education standards with thematic, inquiry based investigations while using your local environmental and agency resources to help your students learn about neighborhood streams, rivers, ponds, and wetlands in their own neighborhoods. Julia Davenport, Watershed Cruzin' creator, will lead the workshop along with two mentor teachers. Field trip included!
OCEAN DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED BY THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Santa Cruz, California, June 9, 2009 Celebrate Oceans Day this month by applauding the winners of the poster contest : Meghan Pieratt (5th Grade), Kamila Young (3rd Grade), and Maya. The contest was sponsored by the RCDSCC, Cemex Int’l , and Save our Shores to encourage ocean conservation and awareness through art and education. Other efforts by the RCDSCC include Watershed Cruzin’ an educational program for K-12 funded by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
Winners receive a water awareness kit, stuffed animal, and gift certificate.