Featured Tool: Restoration Education Curriculum
Students, teachers, and community members are key to implementing climate-smart restoration. Involving the community, through students, teachers, and families, has been a successful model for the past 26 years for Point Blue’s Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed Program (STRAW).
The following curriculum was designed and implemented with the help of 34 teachers from San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. The four-lesson program involves three classroom sessions and one restoration day where students are actually doing the professional habitat restoration, working side-by-side with the staff from the STRAW Program.
We welcome you to use our curriculum and materials as a model to do climate-smart restoration in your watershed!
This curriculum was an outcome of the project “Implementing Climate-Smart Restoration along California’s Central Coast“, funded by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
For more information, please contact:
Education & Outreach Director
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