One of BCR's prime activities (and one of the things we love most) is to teach people of all ages about watershed issues- water pollution, environment, local animals and plants, and how we all, as individuals, can help make the situation better. We can tailor a program to any group. For school-age groups, we have highly experienced public school teachers as part of our volunteer group. Here are a few of our recent programs:
We speak to interested members of the public at open meetings at public libraries, YMCA groups, and other free public gatherings. We bring visual aids, including photos and slide shows. We can also create guided tours on foot, by bicycle or by bus.
We create programs for public and private schools such as Reseda High School, Lycee International, and Lycee Francais. These programs consist of a classroom presentation and/or a field trip appropriate to the grade.
Public Programs by Expert Speakers
We present free public programs by experts on topics such as attracting wild birds to your yard, growing native plants, birds and other animals of the creek and beach, creek history, and information on legislative bills affecting pollution in our creeks and oceans. We advertise these programs in local media as well as on our website and email notices to those on our email list.
Information Booths at Public Events
At public events such as fiestas, we are often invited to set up our information booth, where our experienced volunteers explain about the Ballona Creek watershed, its problems and potential, and what we're doing to help improve it, with lots of illustrative material.
Newsletter and Email Outreach
Click on Newsletter in the left column for informative illustrated articles on watershed issues and what we and our partners are doing. Or sign up for our email messages about upcoming volunteer opportunities.