Students learn about local watershed |

Students learn about local watershed

Local students learned about the local watershed cycle in a recent field trip from Mount St. Mary’s Academy, in Grass Valley.

About 25 students from the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes visited the field station of the University of California, Davis, located in Brown’s Valley. Their tour guide was Glenn Nader, a Penn Valley resident who works at the station and whose son graduated from 8th grade at Mount St. Mary’s last year, parent Dina Rubino said.

Nader explained the web of relationships in the Yuba River watershed that link rainfall, drought, topography and sediment to the stream and river habitats that support water life such as salmon, Rubino said.

The field trip was part of the school’s ongoing science curriculum.

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