In partnership with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, Keep Austin Beautiful fosters student stewardship of our natural resources.
We are now accepting applications for summer 2017 programming. Registration for the 2017-18 academic year will open later this summer. In addition, check out our Activity Kits available for educators to lead their own water quality activities and more.
Clean Creek Campus engages 3rd-8th graders in hands-on, standards-aligned activities connecting classroom learning with on-the-ground service projects that focus on protecting water quality.
Participating schools receive two in-class lessons focused on watersheds, litter, pervious/impervious cover, and/or the importance of healthy soil.
Service projects include:
- Creek/Park Restoration: students participate in a 3-hour service learning field trip to a local creek/park during which they rotate through stations emphasizing creek restoration and water quality.
- Campus/Neighborhood Cleanup: students become neighborhood stewards and conduct a litter audit and cleanup.
- Native Habitat/Food Garden Maintenance: students explore pervious and impervious cover, soil composition, and plants varieties while refurbishing/maintaining a native habitat or vegetable garden on campus.
All program supplies, transportation to projects, and materials are provided.
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