Invitation and application packets have been mailed out and are due back by Thursday, March 21st.
2018 Watershed Field Days
What are Watershed Field Days (WFD)?
In 1996, Morrow and Umatilla Counties recognized the importance of educating school children on watershed health and created a program that provides students with knowledge and tools to understand watershed concepts, interactions, and connections. WFD complements classroom lessons with hands-on, in-field learning opportunities.
The WFD event is based on the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife curriculum, which exposes students to the concept of watersheds and raises their awareness of how we impact our environment.
The WFD stations (weather, soils, plant identification, macro-invertebrates, water quality, wildlife, First Foods, and stream bank restoration) are designed to provide students with hands-on experiences with the many components that make up the study of watershed systems.
WFD aims to expose 5th grade youth to watershed systems though natural resource related experiences that can build on their classroom curriculum as well as introduce them to future career opportunities with the help of natural resource professionals.