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Education and Outreach
Coos Watershed Association is committed to enhancing our community. Since 2005 our outreach program has emphasized improving communication and fostering cooperation with landowners throughout the watershed.
We are also dedicated to ensuring that the youth of Coos County have an outlet to pursue careers and opportunities in applied sciences and have created several programs catered to meet their needs.
Programs:Master Watershed Stewards - Every Friday CoosWa works with 8th-12th graders from Marshfield High School, exploring the watershed and learning about science, through fun outdoor activities and projects.
Community Stewardship Corps - This program targets students at Destinations Academy (an alternative high school) and offers unique opportunities for students to experience their watershed through weekly, hands-on science projects.
Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Summer Crew - Each summer the Coos Watershed Association hires a small team of local youth (working four, ten-hour days throughout the season) to build invaluable leadership experiences, teamwork skills, and safe work practices as a jump-start for life after school. Students in this crew are also exposed to many of the basic principles of riparian restoration.
High school students in the field with local Fish and Wildlife Dept. Biologist
Summer crew works on restoration fencing project
Local students after a day of work on the summer restoration crew
Marshfield student teaches 3rd-5th graders about salmon feeding habits
Students learn about field crew operations and prep gear for a day of work
Students renovate Blossom Gulch Gazebo with watershed art
Harding Learning Center students present information on native species planting project at Coos History Museum
Summer crew students remove invasive species at the South Slough Estuarine Research Center
Coos Watershed Association. 2016