The Restoration Trust espouses field-based education about our natural resources at the community-level. We especially work with elementary school students to introduce them to the enjoyment of our creeks, wetlands and other habitats. We believe that education provides the framework for a lasting, positive relationship between the student and his or her environment.
The Trust typically works on a grade-level exercise with specific schools at specific habitats. For example, our Shin Kee project brought students from Stockton schools to a recently restored brackish marsh to plant sedges and willows and learn about the ecology of the Delta. Subsequently, we developed a science curriculum specifically based on Shin Kee beginning with 4th graders and designed to expand to the remaining grades.