Bitter Root Water Forum teaches future Earth Stewards
Corvallis seventh grade students built a model of the Bitterroot watershed to observe how water moves from the mountains to the river as part of the Bitter Root Water Forum’s Earth Stewardship Program Wednesday.
Students at Lone Rock, Victor, Corvallis, and Darby have interactive lessons each month with presentations by local partnering organizations and resource professionals.
Corvallis science teacher David Chimo said his students learn about their natural and local world through hands-on experience.
“Students learn about soil, erosion, fire, snowpack, precipitation, air quality and all the things that affect them in the Bitterroot Valley,” he said. “It’s a solid program from October through May and we culminate with a multi-station field trip at Bass Creek. Students enjoy it because they get a respite from their normal learning in the classroom.”