Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

Down by the Creekside

May. 8th, 2018 - May. 10th, 2018 directions 

Kilchis Point Reserve

Now in its 16th year, the Down by the Creekside event brings third graders, from all public and private schools in the county, to a series of "hands-on" natural resource education activities in the field.  Students rotate through sessions covering topics such as aquatic critters (Build-a-Bug), native and invasive plant identification (Plant Bingo and Riparian Art), habitat usage (Migration Headache and Skullduggery), and environmental stewardship (Chips-n-Dips).  These sessions take place along local creeksides and riparian areas to help students gain a sense of place about the environment in which they live. 

Down by the Creekside takes place over three days so we can work with children from 2-3 classrooms at a time.  Prior to the event, TEP visits each school to prepare the students and teachers for their big day in the field.  Down by the Creekside compliments the Oregon Science Standards.

For more info contact Kristi Foster at 503-322-2222 or kristi@tbnep.org.



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