- Why Study Watersheds?
- Publications & Maps
- Education & Outreach
- Study Components
- Under Where? Underground Water and Its Contribution to Streams - this article appears in Natural Inquirer, a middle school science education journal and includes activities and lesson plans.
Kings River Experimental Watersheds (KREW)
Education & Outreach
The researchers and managers involved in the KREW project understand how important it is to relay the information they collect to the public. Because the research taking place at KREW would not be possible without strong public support and understanding, KREW scientists want to interact with the public as much as possible.
To help them do this, KREW has created several education and outreach products for the public. These materials include full-color brochures and one-page handouts (see below) that describe in more detail some of the research and outreach activities that KREW is actively involved in. In addition, two permanent signs have been posted near the KREW research locations that discuss the role of fire in the southern Sierra Nevada.
To encourage direct interaction and feedback with people from all walks of life, KREW participates in several events every year, including field trips, lectures, meetings, and local festivals.
For information on any upcoming public events, please contact Carolyn Hunsaker, lead scientist on the KREW project.
KREW project brochures
- Natural Inquirer: Under Where? Underground Water and Its Contribution to Streams
- KREW Project Overview (PDF)
- Sediment and Soil Erosion (PDF)
- Stream Discharge (PDF)
- Fire in the Sierra Nevada...What Are the Benefits? (PDF)
- Fire Benefits Many Plants and Animals (PDF)
- Fire Helps Maintain Healthy Forests (PDF)