Suisun Marsh Watershed Education Program
The Suisun Marsh Watershed Education Program engages sixth and seventh grade students in exploring the Suisun Marsh and their connection to it through four classroom presentations and a field trip to Rush Ranch Open Space.
- the source of their drinking water and how they can conserve water every day and protect water quality;
- the impacts of storm water pollution on their watershed, particularly the impacts of oil, chemicals and human debris;
- the concept of a watershed and how water moves throughout the watershed;
- the reduce, reuse, recycle messaging and how these practices can lessen storm water pollution issues;
- the threats to Suisun Marsh and the solutions to those threats.
The Suisun Marsh Watershed Education Program runs annually from August through December. Registration and scheduling is limited.
Program funding is provided by the Solano County Water Agency, Solano County, and the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District.
For more information on this program, please contact Marianne Butler.
Benicia Middle School students placed marsh mud on their faces as part of a soil observation activity at Rush Ranch Open Space.
A Solano RCD educator guides students through conducting a plant diversity assessment using a quadrat at Rush Ranch Open Space.
A student smells the wetland soil a classmate was observing, later noting that it smelled ‘salty.’
Students conduct a turbidity test by pouring a water sample into a turbidity tube as part of a water quality test.