Exploring Crater Lake National Park
Umpqua Watersheds, Inc. organized two field trips to bring 160 4th and 5th grade students from McGovern Elementary to Crater Lake this fall. The students were able to experience the natural wonders of Oregon’s only National Park with hands-on activities and hikes. The students learned about forest and fire ecology, climate change in the national park, geology, and wildlife biology while overlooking the lake. Each 4th student was given an “Every Kid in a Park” pass, which will grant them and their families free entry to federal public lands and water for the 2015-2016 school year.