Winter Doesn’t Stop Students from Dipping Into Creeks

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 junk in the creek near our house and it looks ugly.” These were some of […]

Dipping Into Creeks
An Educator’s Guide and Kit

by Beth Etgen, Urban Creeks Council Vice President, Education With flowing water, wooded banks, and a variety of wildlife, local creeks are an ideal resource for learning through experiential environment-based education. Research and classroom-based studies show that students learn better, are better citizens at school, and transfer their learning to new situations better in environment-based […]