A Climate-Smart Riparian Restoration Curriculum

Above: STRAW staff member and school kids doing riparian restoration

Students, teachers, and community members are key to implementing climate-smart restoration. Involving the community, through students, teachers, and families, has been a successful model for the past 15 years of Point Blue's Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed Program (STRAW).

The following curriculum was designed and implemented with the help of 34 teachers from San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. The four-lesson program involves three classroom sessions and one restoration day where students are actually doing the professional habitat restoration, working side-by-side with the staff from the STRAW Program.

We welcome you to use our curriculum and materials as a model to do climate-smart restoration in your watershed!

Curriculum Materials:

This curriculum was an outcome of the project "Implementing Climate-Smart Restoration along California's Central Coast", funded by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative. For more information, please contact Melissa Pitkin at Point Blue Conservation Science