Category Archives: Education

The Arcade Creek Project at Mira Loma High School
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By Alexandra Johnson Behind the brick buildings and amidst the uproar of afternoon traffic, the Arcade Creek continues to serve a unique purpose. For nearly a decade now, the Arcade Creek has been the center of a year-round science project … Continue reading

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Winter Doesn’t Stop Students from Dipping Into Creeks
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by Beth Etgen, UCCS Vice President – Education “Wow! I never knew that creeks could be homes for so many kinds of animals.” “I get it, a creek food web sticks everything together.” “Water bugs look like monsters.” “I‘ve seen … Continue reading

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And the Award Goes to…Calvine High School
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Calvine High School received the Creek Steward award for their study of Strawberry Creek in south Sacramento County and Elk Grove. They have conducted water quality tests, surveyed plants and animals and compared the results on two different creek stretches. … Continue reading

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship
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by Frank Wallace For the past 15 years, the Urban Creeks Council-Sacramento has conducted the popular Creek Week program. Young people, their families, local businesses, government agencies, environmental organizations, neighborhood groups – and many more – have all been enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Walking The Creeks
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by Abigail Stocking Being a naturalist at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center allowed me the privilege of celebrating Creek Week 2005 by sharing the importance of creeks through two interpretative programs. On Saturday, April ___, I led a walk along … Continue reading

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Mira Loma High School
Arcade Creek Project
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by the Outreach Team for the Mira Loma Arcade Creek Project The Arcade Creek project is much more than just your average high school venture. Rather, it is a fusion of ideas, a network of cooperating people dedicated to environmental … Continue reading

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Arcade Creek Project

Thoughts From a Local Biologist
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By Tim Pafford Reprinted from Watershed, the Dry Creek Conservancy newsletter When I was a little boy, I was always messing around with water. I remember an incident of playing in rain-swollen puddles one stormy winter day after being sent … Continue reading

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