Student and Teacher Activities
The Town of Windsor aims to provide students and teachers with watershed health happenings, resources, and educational materials that can be used in and out of the classroom. Our creeks are a lovely aspect of our community and home to a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial species. We want YOU to be a part of keeping them healthy, thriving, and free of pollutants!
Russian River Watershed Association High School Video Contest
Fame! Prize money! What’s not to love about the annual Russian River Watershed High School video contest? The 2020-2021 contest theme was “Know Where the Water Goes”. High school students in Windsor are encouraged to participate in the annual video contest every spring. Students have the opportunity to learn and teach about environmental issues using their creative ideas and filming skills. In addition to prize money, winners have their videos shown on local public television, and between feature films in local movie theaters!
Please click here for entry information and to check out the winning videos from 2008 to present.
Sonoma Water’s Water Education Program
From their website: The Water Education Program uses a comprehensive approach to help students and educators learn about the vital role of water and energy in our communities. Our programs are FREE and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. We teach inquiry-based, exploratory science. We provide classroom visits, field trips, and curriculum materials for teachers and their students. Our goal is for students to become environmental stewards and informed citizens who can examine the world through an inquisitive, scientific lens.
Please click here to learn more!
Adopt a Creek Program
The Adopt a Creek Program with Sonoma Water is a great way for middle and high school students to learn more about the Russian River Watershed and its local tributaries! The program teaches basic stream ecology, storm water pollution prevention, water quality requirements for salmonids and much more! Click here for more information.
The Creek Protector Field Guides are a great way for elementary school students and their parents to learn about the plants, animals and other vital systems in Windsor's Creeks and our local watershed. Earn a unique Creek Protector patch for every field guide you complete! You can pick up the first field guide at Windsor's Public Works Department, 8400 Windsor Road, Building 100 or download the PDF here: StreetsToCreeks - Creek Protectors
School Yard Cleanup
Set up a trash cleanup event at your school and help protect water quality and wildlife habitat. Incorporate the trash cleanup into your curriculum using these helpful tools and resources from the California Coastal Commission. Help the Town by reporting how much trash you picked up at each pick up event by emailing the Town's Storm Water Program Manager at email@example.com.
Feelin' artsy? Print this fun and educational workbook from the Russian River Watershed Association!