FAIRFIELD — Fairfield High School senior Daniele Theobald scrambled up the steep, vegetation-covered bank of a creek in the Rolling Hills subdivision, the end of a tape measure in her hands.
The distance across the creek bed is 75 feet. It took some work to find out, but Theobold said she didn’t mind.
“I think it’s awesome,” she said. “I love being outdoors.”
Just a few minutes earlier, senior Karina Ramirez had put her hands into the few inches of water flowing in the creek. She rubbed the algae and muck, loosening tiny invertebrates to flow into a net held by another student.