Last week the 8th grade ventured to Marin County on a service learning trip connected to the Coastal Forests unit in science class. They worked with the organization SPAWN to help revitalize San Geronimo creek, a key spawning ground for endangered Coho salmon.
Students planted native vegetation on the slopes surrounding the creek to provide shade, support the food web salmon rely on, and prevent erosion. They extended their understanding of the salmon life cycle to include threats and opportunities of this particular watershed.
The work was followed by lunch in Samuel P. Taylor State Park and a walk amongst the redwoods!