Student Testimonials

Thanks for all the activities, they were fun!!! That was the best field trip ever!!! 

- Edgewood-Colesburg 2nd grader

I just wanted to write you this letter to say thank you for teaching me/us about watersheds. I didn’t really know that much about them, but when you showed us the cupped hand thing, it gave me a better understanding. I really liked drawing the pictures on the boards and then putting them on the “map.” I also enjoyed the spraying water demonstration. It helped me better understand that we are losing soil faster than we can replace it. Anyways, I really had fun and thanks again! 

- Knoxville 7th grader

Thank you for teaching us about watersheds, conserving, saving water, and much more! I like the trick where you cup your hand and it’s like a watershed.

– Dubuque 6th grader

Thank you so much for getting time out of your day to come to our school and teach us. I learned a lot, I MEAN A LOT, about soil. The thing I did not know was there could be 7 billion things in one shovel. 

– Council Bluffs 5th grader

I hope people appreciate what you guys do. Also how you try to keep our four biggest watersheds clean! 

– Davenport 6th grader

We had so much fun learning about wetlands in Iowa, and we loved the activities, too!

- Madrid 4-H camp middle school youth

I really liked the water experiment, like our little piece of land and mixing water with what will get in the water. I will recycle and save the planet. 

– Dubuque 6th grader

I thought it was interesting when you showed us the pollution because the things you put inside the river water jar are just too cool, like the water turned green. And there is not only one size of a watershed; it can be big, small, medium or all kinds of sizes!

– Muscatine 3rd grader

I learned that soil pollutes the water and really isn’t good to put in the water. 

– Davenport 6th grader

Thank you so much for teaching about pollution, bacteria, and the watershed! My favorite part was when we made the map of the river. 

– Decorah 3rd grader