Earth Day Celebration

Overview
In collaboration with the Creswell School District and many other partners, the City of Creswell plans an annual Earth Day Celebration in Garden Lake Park each year around April 22. 

2013 Earth Day Celebration
Over 300 students ranging from the 3rd through 12th grade attended the Earth Day Celebration at Garden Lake Park on April 19, 2012. Educational activities were geared toward elementary and middle school students (3rd through 7th graders), with high schoolers assisting with the leadership of several activities. Over 80 volunteers helped including representatives from the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Creswell Kiwanis, Creswell High School, the University of Oregon's Resources Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program, City of Creswell, students’ parents, and assorted members of the community at large.

We wanted to increase the accountability of this year’s Celebration in order to ensure that we are achieving the educational goals of the Creswell School Districtl, the State of Oregon, and the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council.

Broadly speaking, activities provided at Garden Lake Park on Earth Day educated students on one or more of the following topics:

1.    Scientific Inquiry
          a.    Scientific Method
          b.    Formulation of questions and hypotheses
          c.    Observation
          d.    Analysis of scientific data
          e.    Deductive reasoning
2.    Environmental themes:
          a.    Geography
          b.    Habitats, plants, animals, and nutrient cycling
                    i.    Salmon life cycle education is a specific example
          c.    Sustainability
          d.    Stewardship

2010 Earth Day Celebration