BCPF has worked extensively with local schools and education organizations to provide environmental education in the Greenway for years. Students from pre-school age through grad school learn about water chemistry, macro-invertebrates, fish, birds, forest, stream ecology, and plant identification. The Greenway is home to 18 different biological communities, over 400 plant species, and a mixture of macroinvertebrates and wildlife; perfect for hands-on exploration and study. In June 2018, BCPF launched summer camps with a focus on science based curriculum and hands-on learning. The current goal is to raise enough funds to support the development of additional courses, cover costs of programming, and offer scholarships to classrooms and individuals. Surplus funds will provide free busing for our underprivileged schools that we are currently working with.
As of November 2018 BCPF has raised enough funds to continue our education programs throughout 2019!!! This doesn’t mean we are going to stop however; any additional funds received for education will go to funding for 2020 and providing summer camp scholarships, free busing, and to furthering our educational outreach.