Outreach and Education

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."

- Baba Dioum, International Environmental Leader


SDCWC provides educational opportunities to communicate the need to protect natural resources and to help instill a sense of environmental stewardship in the local community.

Toward that end, SDCWC has been engaged in providing monthly presentations on conservation related topics, public restoration site tours, and multiple hands-on learning experiences for local students through the Restoring Ecosystems and Educating Future Conservation Leaders Program ("REEF").  

Learn about the REEF Program here. Have a look at REEF activities in the slideshow below.

  • Students from Taft 7-12 help us with photopoint monitoring at our Schooner Creek large wood placement site during a REEF field trip. Students from Taft 7-12 help us with photopoint monitoring at our Schooner Creek large wood placement site during a REEF field trip. Students from Taft 7-12 help us with photopoint monitoring at our Schooner Creek large wood placement site during a REEF field trip.
  • Career Tech students seeding early blue violets for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Project at the REEF Nursery at Taft 7-12 in Lincoln City. Career Tech students seeding early blue violets for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Project at the REEF Nursery at Taft 7-12 in Lincoln City. Career Tech students seeding early blue violets for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Project at the REEF Nursery at Taft 7-12 in Lincoln City.
  • Career Tech student holding a Sitka spruce, one of the native plants used in restoration projects. Career Tech student holding a Sitka spruce, one of the native plants used in restoration projects. Career Tech student holding a Sitka spruce, one of the native plants used in restoration projects.
  • Educating Career Tech students about our native planting projects at the REEF Nursery. Educating Career Tech students about our native planting projects at the REEF Nursery. Educating Career Tech students about our native planting projects at the REEF Nursery.
  • Students from Kings Valley Charter School learn about functions of an estuary on a field trip to Tamara Quays in the Salmon River estuary. Students from Kings Valley Charter School learn about functions of an estuary on a field trip to Tamara Quays in the Salmon River estuary. Students from Kings Valley Charter School learn about functions of an estuary on a field trip to Tamara Quays in the Salmon River estuary.
  • Students from Kings Valley Charter School take salinity measurements in the Tamara Quays restoration area of the Salmon River estuary. Students from Kings Valley Charter School take salinity measurements in the Tamara Quays restoration area of the Salmon River estuary. Students from Kings Valley Charter School take salinity measurements in the Tamara Quays restoration area of the Salmon River estuary.
  • Doug Glavich from the U.S. Forest Service helps students from Kings Valley Charter School monitor the restoration plantings at Tamara Quays on a REEF field trip. Doug Glavich from the U.S. Forest Service helps students from Kings Valley Charter School monitor the restoration plantings at Tamara Quays on a REEF field trip. Doug Glavich from the U.S. Forest Service helps students from Kings Valley Charter School monitor the restoration plantings at Tamara Quays on a REEF field trip.
  • Wetland bird survey with Audubon partners at Crowley Creek in the Salmon River estuary. Wetland bird survey with Audubon partners at Crowley Creek in the Salmon River estuary. Wetland bird survey with Audubon partners at Crowley Creek in the Salmon River estuary.
  • A fun day in the field with the REEF program - conducting stream surveys and wildlife monitoring A fun day in the field with the REEF program - conducting stream surveys and wildlife monitoring A fun day in the field with the REEF program - conducting stream surveys and wildlife monitoring
  • Students explore Crowley Creek restoration site in the Salmon River estuary Students explore Crowley Creek restoration site in the Salmon River estuary Students explore Crowley Creek restoration site in the Salmon River estuary
     

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