Monday, May 16, 2011

WEN is now offering summer day camps!

The Watershed Education Network is excited to announce that we are now offering summer day camps!

River Explorers (ages 8-14): June 20-24 (M-F) 1-5 pm $150
Does your child enjoy creative time outside? During this camp, we will spend the week exploring Missoula’s riverside environments. Activities will include guided observations, field journaling, storytelling, art activities and rich river science topics. 
Watershed Scientists (ages 8-14): July 18-22 (M-F) 1-5 pm $150
This camp is a great stepping stone for all you future field scientists! We will spend the week taking a closer look at the health of our own local watershed. Activities will include in depth water chemistry, aquatic macroinvertebrate (bug) studies, exploration of riparian ecosystems, and more. Students will get to create their own river field science notebook.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Kitty Galloway at 541-9287 or

 If these weeks don’t work but you’re still interested, if you have a group of 7+ kids excited about water, or if you have a young river explorer, age 5-8, who wants to learn more about water this summer, please contact us at the WEN office! We may be scheduling additional weeks for more children or younger ages, pending interest.

We hope to see you on the river this summer!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Have you noticed something different about the Prairie?

Sussex School is working hard at the John Pierce Native Plant Prairie! This past Wednesday they continued weeding the area of invasives and began planting native plants. Come by and see the progress they have made in between the WEN office and the river trail!

 For more information about the Sussex School project or WEN's week curriculum, call 541-9287 or email

Thursday, May 5, 2011

3rd Annual Mayfly Fling

WEN's 3rd Annual Mayfly Fling was great! We had so many hard workers who helped put on this annual fundraiser, and it was so great to see all of the community support that WEN has gathered over the years. So many businesses contributed through sponsorships and donations. These contributions, along with the people who attended, will provide much needed funding for WEN's spring and summer watershed education programs. And it was such a fun event on a warm spring day!

WEN depends on generous community donors! For more information about how you can help sustain our watershed education programs contact Deb Fassnacht, Executive Director at 541-9287 or