Water Environment Services developed the Watershed Health Education Program to educate youth about the importance of protecting our watersheds. This program makes it possible for local teachers and their students to get out of the classroom and into the field where they gain hands-on experience making assessments, restoring streamside habitats, and studying the factors that determine healthy rivers and streams. These students then share their knowledge with friends, family and the broader community through presentations and activities, making an even bigger impact on protecting public health the environment. WES works with partners to educate K-12 students in our community, and some of the projects span multiple years. To learn more about this program and projects, please contact Gail Shaloum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Estimating the Insect Biomass in Rock Creek"
- "Effects of Restoration on Benthic Energy in Rock Creek"
- "The Food Web Productivity at Rock Creek"
- "Manipulative Experiment to Examine the Effect of Sediment Covered Rocks versus Algae Covered Rocks on a Population of Macroinvertebrates in Rock Creek Stream"
- "Colonization of Stream Invertebrates on Algae and Non-algae Rocks"
- Student presentations to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (video)
- A unique role for citizen science in ecological restoration: a case study in streams