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Science program to expand

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 26th, 2014

Pajaro Valley High School science teacher Gary Martindale looks at a spring-fed stream where WATCH students discovered a threatened species of fish. (Photo by Todd Guild/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night was set to approve a retooled curriculum for a successful environmental studies program, and the expansion of the program into all three of the district’s high schools.

Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats, also known as WATCH — is a semester-long course in which students design their own projects and do outdoor field research with guidance from local science mentors.

On a recent trip to a spring-fed stream on the Pajaro Valley High School campus, a surprising discovery made by a group of WATCH students was the perfect example of the importance of the program, said PVHS science teacher Gary Martindale.

For the complete article see the 02-27-2014 issue.

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