The Urban Naturalists
Part of the Basins of Relations Watershed Stewardship Program
Nature doesn’t just exist ‘out there’ in the countryside and wilderness areas; Nature is right here along city streets and in our own backyards. Through the Basins of Relations Urban Naturalist Program, Richmond High School students will deepen their understanding of the natural world—and our place within it—while immersed in the complex, wild and enthralling ecological theater that is playing out right under our noses.
This extra-curricular program provides a new year-long apprenticeship for high school students interested in becoming urban naturalists. They will work with our Basins of Relations Watershed Technician Team this coming fall and winter, learning watershed ecology and natural history, going on field trips to support their learning and practicing stewardship.
In the Spring, they will co-lead a series of field trips for Verde Elementary School students at Wildcat Creek, reintroducing the waterway that runs by the school through the lens of watershed ecology and natural history.