Fremont Watersheds at the Library

During the months of March, April and May the Math/Science Nucleus worked with the City of Fremont to give a presentation to school aged students on local watersheds.  The first event was on Tuesday, March 20, 2001.  Nelson Kirk of the city of Fremont's Maintenance division helped Dr. Blueford give a presentation on the oak trees from the area and how plants grow.  Mr. Kirk has been very helpful in other Math/Science Nucleus projects around the city that include the Fremont Historical Garden, Laguna Creek, Tree Planting behind Kennedy High and also Earth Day.  The picture to the left is Nelson (in the orange jacket) from one of the Laguna creek restoration days at Irvington High.  


Tuesday, April 24, 2001 Barbara Silva of the City of Fremont's  Environmental Services Division helped give a presentation on the creeks of Fremont.  An interactive model was used to demonstrate the harmful effects of pollution on the local creeks and the San Francisco Bay.  Students learned about water pollution and how different animals live in the different creeks running through their neighborhoods.  The picture to the right is of Barbara Silva showing the model to students.


Tuesday, May 15, 2001 Sandy Ferreira a city of Fremont Park Ranger helped with the presentation of Birds of Fremont.  The students were able to do many different activities and learn about the different types of birds that live in the Fremont area.  Sandy and other rangers have been very helpful in many other activities as well, including the Irvington High Student benchmark project as well as coordinating the student recognition luncheon.