A Simple Question – STRAW


An Emmy-nominated documentary about the STRAW program (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed). In 1992, Laurette Rogers’ 4th grade class asked what they could do save endangered species. It was a simple question that would change their lives. Partnering with ranchers, scientists, and government agencies, this remarkable project has led to the restoration of 21 miles of riparian habitat for the endangered California freshwater shrimp. In the process, it has catalyzed significant educational innovations by connecting kids with their local watershed – and classrooms with community. The STRAW program serves as testimony to the importance of empowering children to better their world, which in turn transforms us all.

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