Activity: What Makes A River Healthy?

Activity: What Makes A River Healthy?

Activity Overview A healthy river sustains many different kinds of life, including people, plants, birds, bugs and fish! The San Lorenzo River is really important to life in Santa Cruz. It provides drinking water for over 100,000 people. The San Lorenzo River is also...
Activity: Saving Water, Saving Fish

Activity: Saving Water, Saving Fish

Activity Overview Grades: K-3rdLength of Time: 30 minutes to 1 hourAdult Support Needed?: Not likely, younger students may need help gathering the supplies. We all live in a watershed and we all need water to live and grow. Both humans and steelhead trout depend on...
Activity: Nature’s Water Filter

Activity: Nature’s Water Filter

Activity Overview Grade: 2nd-5thTime: 30 minutes to 1 hourAdult support needed? Generally a self-guided activity, may need some support with set-up. Ready for some fun? Let’s clean our water the way nature does, using rocks, pebbles and sand. As cities and towns...
Activity: The River Ecosystem

Activity: The River Ecosystem

Get to know the different types of native plants that support a healthy river ecosystem. Want to know which plants help steelhead? You’ll learn that! Want to know which plants are pollinator favorites? You’ll learn that too! Many of these plants can also...
Activity: Become a Naturalist

Activity: Become a Naturalist

Build your skills as a community scientist and learn how to observe and document wildlife and plants you see along the San Lorenzo River, in your yard or in your neighborhood. This activity is a great way to spend time outside and build your connection with the...