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Exploring Nature through Science (Multi-Day)
Willow Creek is a tributary to the lower Russian River in coastal Sonoma County. The Willow Creek watershed drains an area of approximately 8.7 square miles, nearly all of which is owned and managed by State Parks as part of Sonoma Coast State Park. The lower Willow Creek valley within the park contains significant, undeveloped wetland and riparian habitats. The upper watershed is primarily forested land, with intermixed grasslands.
The Willow Creek Watershed Education Program offers students exciting hands-on earning experiences about: the life cycles of Coho and Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout; the requirements for a healthy stream habitat; and why these threatened fish need our help. This program includes a pre-trip classroom visit, teacher’s guide and resources, as well as, a docent-led field experience. The program takes place on the Sonoma Coast at Pomo Canyon Campground in the Willow Creek Watershed and is best suited for 6th through 8th grade students.
Forms are available through the links below. Please contact: David Berman, Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 869-9177 ext. 7# for more information.
Reservations are required for all schools as parking and capacity is limited. Spring and fall are very busy times; it is important to reserve your space early. Docents are available. Please read the guidelines below carefully and following our easy online reservation procedures to ensure the best experience possible.
Watershed Program Teacher's Guide - Coming Soon