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Watershed Naturalists

Watershed Naturalists

Grades: 3-5
Seasons: Fall, Spring


Students discover just how connected our land and water are. The day is spent exploring the shores of the Wenatchee River, getting to know the native plants, collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates (fall season) and embarking on design and engineering challenges. If the timing is right, they can even witness the spawning Chinook salmon (fall season)! At the day's end, a health assessment of the riparian habitat will be made, and students will decide effective ways to keep our river system clean and healthy.

Pre- Field Day Activity

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
  • 4-LS-1¬†Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction