Today students from Portland Lutheran School joined us at Beaver Creek, bringing the sunshine with them! In the morning, students heard all about what makes a stream healthy. Then, students sat stream-side in groups to draw Beaver Creek, assessing both the healthy aspects of the stream and identifying areas needing help.
After relaxing in the sunny weather enjoying lunch by the Sandy River, Charlie(SOLV) lead students on a tour of Beaver Creek’s plant-life and played a game of riparian metaphors. Students also got to sample the stream for macroinvertebrates with Meghan and Gina. Students learned all about how these indicator insects are impacted by water quality in the stream. Students identified black fly larva, snails and many crayfish in the stream.
Thank you so much Portland Lutheran for a fun-filled day. We are excited to see you next month down at the creek!