As families everywhere embrace remote learning, parents are scrambling for ideas to make lessons engaging for their kids. Since most households don’t have lab equipment, science class can be especially difficult.
As the global coronavirus outbreak has forced schools to close, many teachers have had to adapt to virtual learning. Peggy Harte, a science teacher at Gretchen Higgins Elementary School in Dixon, wanted to make sure students were continuing to learn important science lessons while also getting outside.
With support from the Open Rivers Fund, the UC Davis Dams and Watershed Health team (Heidi Ballard, Ryan Meyer, and Chris Jadallah) traveled to Missoula, Montana in July 2019 to observe and participate in the environmental monitoring associated with the removal of Rattlesnake Creek Dam.