Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Kus-kus-sum Fieldtrip Volunteers

Planting at Kus-kus-sum ~ C. Pierzchalski

Map of Location

Date and Time

April 24

9 – 11:30 am, 11:30 – 2:00 pm

Location

Kus-kus-sum site

We are taking a group of Brooklyn grade 7s to the Kus-kus-sum site to learn about estuary ecology and function and assist with planting and plant maintenance. The students will be broken into three or four groups and will rotate through several different activities, including planting, plant maintenance (mulching/weeding), nature walk/plant identification, water testing and salt water wedge demonstration.

We need volunteers to help our staff facilitate these activities. Project Watershed staff will bring all necessary equipment to the site, set up the activities and direct the tasks. Volunteers will be asked to help students with the completing the tasks.

To prepare volunteers for the field trip, Project Watershed staff will send out specific information on the activity they will be involved in. They will also give a run through of the activity the day of the field trip prior to the students arriving on site. The water testing and salt water wedge demonstration are slightly more involved than the other activities. Volunteers who sign up for this activity are welcome to connect with staff to do a run through of the activity prior to the field trip day. These activities will also be demonstrated at our upcoming Volunteer Orientation.

Please note all volunteers will be asked to have a criminal record check completed prior to the field trip. Project Watershed will send out the links and details on how to complete this process. Police record checks are free for volunteers.

Volunteer Sign Up

Layne and Brenda of 40 KNOTS with Caitlin Pierzchalski ~ L.Stewart