Vacaville Reporter Posted:
The first fifteen classes of the 2014 Suisun Marsh Watershed Program – 470 sixth and seventh graders– have finished their day-long field trip to the Solano Land Trust’s Rush Ranch Open Space.
After learning about the Marsh and watershed ecology in three pre-trip classroom lessons, the students spent a day on an activity-packed field trip exploring part of the largest contiguous brackish tidal marshes remaining on the west coast of North America. At the marsh, students hiked through one of the last intact wetlands in the Bay Area and studied the soil, water and plants they found there. In the day’s final activity, participants hiked to Overlook Hill, to write poems about their experience, which their teachers submit to the River of Words International art and poetry contest. Back in their classrooms after the field trip, students completed additional lessons covering the problems and solutions of ocean debris and water conservation.