Every year, Putah Creek Council runs a variety of in-class and environmental education field trip programs for local schools in Yolo and Solano counties and we have opportunities for volunteers to learn about outdoor environmental education. Through programs like Adopt-a-Flat, WaterWays, and Salmon-in-the-Classroom, and Creek Science Investigations, we educate students about salmon, native plants, watersheds, and environmental stewardship. The field trips are often the first time many students have visited their local waterway. These programs reach hundreds of students, but only if we have enough volunteers to help us lead field trips.
If you're interested in helping out, we are always looking for people to lead kids through field trip stations on weekdays during school hours. Stations range from nature walks to looking at aquatic invertebrates, helping students plant native plants, cleaning up trash, and fashioning ephemeral art from natural materials. Putah Creek Council staff covers responsibilities and necessary knowledge before the field trip, and we have supplies ready-to-go. We bring the kids, you bring the patience, guidance, and enthusiasm!
Please contact Education Program Manager, Nina L., if you're interested in assisting with field trips - firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-795-3006. Thank you for helping us engage students in caring for their local nature nearby.