On Saturday September 5th , Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, in partnership with Sierra Club, USGS, Arizona Trail Association, and Seeds of Stewardship Program, hosted the Annual “Colorado River: Fish and Watershed” event as part of the Colorado River Days Flagstaff Celebration.
The event was a huge success (even with rainy weather)!
The USGS set up LIVE fish tanks outside Willow Bend and provided information about native and invasive fish. Participants not only learned about fish, but also got to touch them! Which was a huge hit among kids and adults alike.
Inside the Center, Willow Bend focused on water education and our interns and volunteers played the water cycle game with the kids. We of course also had our 3D Terrain Model
out, walked visitors through the “A Drop of Water Display”, and helped kids “fish” the Colorado river.
The Sierra Club made nature journals with kids and Arizona Trail Association and Seeds of Stewardship Program facilitated their “How mining contamination moves through watershed” activity.
Thanks to all our partners and supporters for making this event possible. We look forward to next year!