Project Watershed is leading an educational outing for school children down to the Estuary as part of our Seniors Keeping it Living with Students in the Comox Valley project and is looking for volunteers to help guide the children through the experience. This will be taking place Friday March 16th from 9:00am to 1:30pm at the Courtenay Airpark. All of our trips to date have been a great success but they depend on volunteers lending a hand. With enough volunteer support we hope to set up information and stewardship stations on Fish Traps, Beach Seining, Bird Monitoring, and Water Quality Monitoring.
Besides having fun and enjoying the outdoors, past volunteers have reported learning a lot during these outings!
Project Watershed will provide station leaders and the volunteers be there to assist. We will also provide a light lunch and a warm beverage. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, wear rubber boots and dress for the weather (rain jacket and pants if it looks like rain).
This initiative aims to engage seniors in environmental education for elementary students. “We see this project as a way to pass on a culture of stewardship from one generation to the next; keeping the information, and our local environment, living.” stated Paul Horgen, Senior and Chair of Project Watershed.
The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society’s Seniors Keeping it Living with Students in the Comox Valley project is being funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Additional funding is being provided by the Comox Valley Community Foundation, the Peninsula Coop and Mountain Equipment Coop.