On April 8, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM join FoLAR’s Education Team at EARTH DAY Bixby Knolls in Long Beach. Come and explore the interpretive and interactive exhibits on the River
On April 8, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM join FoLAR’s Education Team at EARTH DAY Bixby Knolls in Long Beach. Come and explore the interpretive and interactive exhibits on the River Rover we will screen “A Concrete River, Reviving the Waters of the Los Angeles.” This documentary – written, directed and produced by Raphael Sbarge, the founder of Green Wish (http://www.greenwish.com/) –takes you on a journey from the origins of Los Angeles to the present. Check out the trailer here http://www.aconcreteriver.com/.
We’ll also provide an update on the Lower LA River Revitalization Plan. In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 530 (Rendon), authorizing the creation of a local “Working Group” to develop a Lower LA River Revitalization Plan (LLARRP). This plan will be part of an update to LA County’s River Master Plan by addressing the unique and diverse needs of the Lower LA River. It will also start a conversation about how the entire 51-mile river can be managed collaboratively. The Working Group’s goal is to create a robust restoration plan that lays the groundwork for a revitalized Lower LA River that connects residents to the river that flows through their communities. As a member of the Working Group, FoLAR encourages everyone to come and learn about their members and meetings at the Working Group page or check our calendar for the next meeting.
There are a still a limited number of spaces left for schools to participate in our Source to Sea Watershed Education Program. Preference is given to Title I schools. Students from 2nd through 12th grade learn about Los Angeles River past, present, and future. Lessons are constructed to meet grade level objectives and California standards, as well as employ best practices that address Common Core expectations and tie to Next Generation Science Standards. We bring the Los Angeles River Rover to schools to conduct lessons and activities utilizing a custom-built Los Angeles River watershed table and the interpretive learning gallery. The experience culminates with a hands-on Los Angeles River field trip. FoLAR’s curriculum can be viewed here: http://folar.org/school-programs/curriculum/. Contact us here for more information on how to participate. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm