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Knowledge flows from restored creek at UCLA Lab School

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CreekWeek.A two-year, labor-intensive project by UCLA Lab School students, parents and volunteers to clean up and restore Stone Canyon Creek is making headway.
 
With the help of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation and a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the tough work of pulling out invasive plants and planting its banks with more than 1,000 plants native to the area has breathed new life into the campus creek, which now rejoins itself on the grounds of the UCLA Anderson School.
 
The project has not only taught students a lesson about the importance of preserving and restoring natural habitat and ecosystems, but the creek has helped spin off many other classroom activities, from writing poetry to community building and working with basic water chemistry.
 
To read about the project, see this story in Ampersand, an online magazine of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
 
     
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