Youth Education

Our commitment to supporting the restoration of riparian areas includes providing educational opportunities to the next generation of stewards.  
We offer both an interactive classroom program (20 minutes - 1 hour) 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.  
Interested in having a RiversEdge West educator visit your class and/or get them outside to learn about invasive plants and healthy rivers?  Email REW's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cara Kukuraitis, at  

RiversEdge West's

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