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Service Learning Program – Travis High School

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May 5 – 6, 2015:     Austin Youth River Watch, with the support of Impact Austin, has committed to nine Service Learning Projects throughout the 2014-2015 school year. These hands-on projects focus on enhancing and improving the riparian corridors along local Austin streams and rivers. River Watchers from nine AISD high schools will each participate in a project, learning more about the environmental and recreational benefits to healthy riparian streambanks. River Watchers from Travis High School had the opportunity to study and evaluate riparian zones at several sites:
May 5, 2015
Two River Watchers from Travis High School, visited Blunn Creek to view the tenets of healthy, functioning conditions in a riparian zone that happens to be situated in an urban environment. River Watchers then walked along the Colorado River to observe and learn more about local history. They finished their day by visiting a site along West Bouldin, discussing proper function of the streambank, and they had a chance to see a popular graffiti wall.
May 6, 2015
One River Watcher from Travis High School participated in a Service Learning Project at the Colorado River at Hornsby Bend. He worked with our Service Learning Manager, Adam Comer, to review the proper functioning and benefits of a healthy riparian zone, harvested plugs of Eastern Gamagrass (a native, deep-rooted bunch grass), and then planted 50 plugs along the streambank.

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