Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

Down by the Riverside

Apr. 25th, 2017 - May. 5th, 2017

April 25th – 27th: Coon Creek
May 5th:  Alder Creek Farm

Now in its 15th year, the Down by the Riverside 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 Riverside takes place over four 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 Riverside compliments the Oregon Science Standards.

Open Call For Volunteers: Come share the joy during this day of discovery. We need guides to escort the groups around the camp and assistants for the activity stations.

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

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