Local Students Get Hands on Learning During Environmental Education Day

Brentwood Environmental Education Day

The City of Brentwood’s Engineering Department hosted the eleventh annual Environmental Education Day at the Deerwood Arboretum on October 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Junior and Senior environmental science students at Brentwood and Ravenwood High Schools enjoyed the hands-on learning about clean water in our creeks and rivers; habitat and ecology of streams and natural areas; the importance of these ecosystems to the animals that live and thrive in them; and the impact humans and development have on our natural ecosystem.

The City of Brentwood, working closely with leaders at both Brentwood and Ravenwood High Schools, has helped this innovative approach to hands-on instruction grow over the past 11 years. Brentwood’s Engineer, Darek Baskin, said “This day is all about raising awareness of how our daily actions impact the quality of water in our rivers and streams and how we as individuals can make a difference in improving our environment.”