We live in the incredibly unique Santa Ana River watershed that includes mountains, hills, wetlands, creeks, rivers and beaches all within a few hours’ drive. CBWCD is excited to help youth in our community explore these special places, get to know how the watershed works and the ways that our actions impact it. During the school year, time to adventure and investigate across the watershed is limited but summer offers more time to get out, explore, and dig deeper.
This summer, we are working with Ontario Montclair School District to offer two weeks of summer camp to students who are entering 6th through 8th grade in the fall of 2018.
Last summer, Chino Basin Water Conservation District and San Bernardino Community Colleges District teamed up to offer Girls Who Solve, a Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers style day camp for young women grades 6th – 8th. Campers explored the Santa Ana River Watershed by visiting a headwaters creek in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Ana River south of Prado Dam, and the river confluence with the ocean at Huntington Beach. They collected water quality data and information about the problems facing the health of the watershed. On the final day of camp, they focused on how they could help solve these problems by using their talents to build community awareness.