Students have connected to our restoration projects and helped us improve sections of 5 watersheds and 50 river miles for our fish and wildlife. Our goal has been to inspire students to study their local river, appreciate the unique habitat, and empower our youth and families to care for each river now and into the future.
About Darek Staab
Darek has been living and working in Bend, Oregon for TU for the past 5 years and in the Pacific Northwest for the past 12 years, and running the Upper Deschutes Initiative since it began ... Read more about Darek Staab
“Our field trips were mainly designed for our local students, with a mix of locations and lessons for students between 2nd and 5th grade. In this challenging time, we know all of us can appreciate some beautiful scenery around our Central Oregon streams and rivers, and the soothing sights and sounds that come from experiences in nature.”