Youth Education

Our commitment to supporting the restoration of riparian areas includes providing educational opportunities to the next generation of stewards.  
 
Have a RiversEdge West staff member visit with your class or take them in the field!
 
We offer both an interactive classroom program and experiential learning in the field, when possible, for K-college level students. Each presentation is individually designed to meet grade-specific district standards, covering topics such as:
 
  • healthy habitat
  • biodiversity
  • predator/prey relationships
  • riparian/riverside areas
  • invasive plants
  • the tamarisk beetle
  • the life cycle of the tamarisk beetle
  • the important role that the students themselves play in the future of healthy rivers.  
Presentations can be scheduled anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours in length.  A 1.5-hour time slot is recommended for a full introduction to riparian habitats. 
 
To set up a time, email REW's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cara Kukuraitis, at Ckukuraitis@RiversEdgeWest.org.  
 
REW's river education program is funded in part by the Xcel Energy Foundation.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

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