Bobbie Snead, Straub Environmental Center, Natural Science Educator

“At the Straub Environmental Center, we get kids outside so they can directly experience nature. Water is an integral part of everything we teach, whether it’s holding a jellied mass of frog eggs while knee-deep in a pond, discovering caddisfly larvae in a tumbling stream, or watching an osprey grab a fish in the Willamette River. It’s important that our children understand this elemental truth: clean water is the life blood of this planet.”