Meet the Watershed Rangers

Kids don’t remember their best day of TV.

Kids remember family vacations, their favorite teachers, summer camp and the experiences they’ve shared with friends. This is what Watershed Rangers, CWC’s environmental education program is all about. We teach in the classroom, collaborating with teachers, principals and school districts. We teach outdoors on school field trips, in summer camp programs and after school. We partner with community centers, Boys and Girls Clubs and extracurricular clubs at schools across Santa Cruz County.

This hands-on, experience based learning program inspires, educates and empowers students to be the next generation of environmental leaders in Santa Cruz County. Meet some of the Watershed Rangers today:

Learn how Watershed Rangers is making an impact:

“As a Watershed Ranger I pledge to be respectful and responsible to my watershed. I will help my watershed in any way I can. I pledge to enlighten the people who live in the watershed. I will be kind, willing and friendly. I will use my wisdom of the watershed to help and teach many other people.”

— Georgia, student at Branciforte Middle School

“I pledge to protect and conserve wildlife and natural features, to help make the world a better place and try to get people to do the same.”

— Kalani, student at Branciforte Middle School

“The Coastal Watershed Council has been bringing exceptional education to the 6th graders at New Brighton Middle School for years. Our kids are proud of their environmentally-aware community, and they really appreciate learning how to be even better stewards through their work with the CWC.”

— Molly Deich, New Brighton Middle School, 6th grade science teacher.

“The Coastal Watershed Council education program allowed my students to spend time being scientists in Fall Creek. They were able to do a survey of the stream and test the quality of the water using scientific tools. The chance to participate in hands-on science outdoors is invaluable!”

— Jessica Curcio, 4th,5th,6th Grade Science Teacher at San Lorenzo Elementary & San Lorenzo Valley Middle School

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Photo Credits: Santa Cruz City Schools Branciforte Middle School