X-Stream Science Team Start Date

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Instructor: Michelle Cyr

Location: Arroyo Room

See, experience, and study our native species and Mission Creek Watershed

Ideal for high school students interested in studying the natural world through experience and education, the X-Stream Science Team is a teen volunteer program that provides opportunities for teens to engage in hands-on science, outreach, restoration and stewardship activities. Teens learn the fundamentals of ecology by studying and interpreting Mission Creek -which conveniently cuts through the Garden- and its watershed. The program utilizes the Garden’s grounds as a living classroom and research lab for the student’s place-based inquiry.

Designed to develop a teen’s field research skills, students will collect aquatic invertebrates, learn native species identification, perform observational studies, participate in watershed restoration projects, and much more! All of the knowledge they gain will be shared with the community, as X-Stream Team members create and staff watershed education tables available to the public at the Garden and offsite events. Whether your interest is in plants, education, our local critters, or the environment – there is a place for you on our team!

Key Program Information:

  • 9th-12th grade program (8th graders with teacher recommendation)
  • Regular meetings are on Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm, November through May
  • Minimum commitment of 1 year

Learn more about the X-Stream Science Team here

Questions or to sign up: Call (805) 682-4726 ext. 161 or email Michelle Cyr, Education Programs Coordinator

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