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FSCR Takes Kids out for a Taste of the Environment

Would you taste a wild plant in the local environment?  Last year, many kids in 3rd through 8th grade gave sour grass and mustard a try on field trips hosted by FSCR to the Ventura treatment ponds and Santa Clara River estuary.  Apparently the impressions were strong and lasting.  “Can we taste it?” is being… Continue reading FSCR Takes Kids out for a Taste of the Environment

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Climate Change Effects on Our Watershed

“Lectures CAN be fun”, joked Professor Jim Danza in front of about 300 in attendance at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center.  His OC Live program, “Mud and Dust: Our Climate Future, lived up to the promise.  Mr. Danza, Friends of the Santa Clara River Chair, is also a Professor of Environmental Science and Geography,… Continue reading Climate Change Effects on Our Watershed

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Getting Into Their Watershed – Science Classes Come to the River

The night before a recent outdoor field trip to the Santa Clara River, questions flew between Isbell Middle School teachers and volunteer environmental leaders if heat or wind or power outages would cancel the trip. But going to the River, and a rare chance to stand at the water edge, is a strong draw and… Continue reading Getting Into Their Watershed – Science Classes Come to the River