The SLEWS Program

SLEWS Academy students at a farm field day

The Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) engages high school students in habitat restoration through a series of hands-on field days at real projects that develop science skills and environmental stewardship in youth.

SLEWS helped me develop an undeniable passion for the environment, sustainable farming and conservation.
Juliana, SLEWS Program Alumna

Over the course of three to five SLEWS Field Days, and associated in-class lessons, students build their knowledge, skills and personal connection to the land. Each high school class of 30 students is matched with a habitat project where they plant native trees and shrubs, build irrigation systems and participate in ecological field studies. Students see the effects of their work through multiple visits to their adopted project. These integrated learning experiences combine teambuilding, science learning, habitat restoration and reflection activities with outdoor exploration.

For more information, contact Eva Dwyer, SLEWS Coordinator or call (530) 795-1520.

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Slews On Location


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Yolo County Office of Education