Field Studies and Activities
Elementary, middle and high school students participate in restoration efforts at local natural areas through regular “field outings”. School grounds improvements involving rain gardens, tree plantings, and hedgerows are also part of the program. Each field outing focuses on a particular ecological lesson and follows with a corresponding stream or wetland restoration activity.
Each restoration project follows the basic steps of the restoration process: 1) Assessment 2) Plan 3) Implementation 4) Re-Assessment 5) Completion 6) Monitoring and Maintenance 7) Reporting
In order to introduce related themes and broader concepts, environmental professionals; engineers, healthcare professionals, artists and social scientists will be invited to participate with students in field activities, and share a brief intorduction to their profession.