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A simple question [videorecording] : the story of STRAW
Alternate Title Story of STRAW [videorecording]
San Francisco, CA : Filmakers Collaborative SF, c2010
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  GF26 .S56 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject STRAW Project
Subject(s) Watershed restoration -- California -- Sonoma County -- Citizen participation
Watershed restoration -- California -- Marin County -- Citizen participation
Community-based conservation -- California -- Sonoma County
Community-based conservation -- California -- Marin County
Place-based education -- California -- Sonoma County
Place-based education -- California -- Marin County
Environmental education -- California -- Sonoma County
Environmental education -- California -- Marin County
Community development -- California -- Sonoma County
Community development -- California -- Marin County
Restoration ecology -- California -- Sonoma County
Restoration ecology -- California -- Marin County
Wetland restoration -- California -- Sonoma County
Wetland restoration -- California -- Marin County
Subject Stemple Creek (Calif.)
Subject(s) Documentary films
Environmental films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 35 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Performer/Participant Narrated by Peter Coyote
Credits Produced, written, and directed by David Donnenfield and Kevin White; editor, Greg O'Toole ; camera, Don Starnes, Eli Adler, David Donnenfield, Kevin White, Wa Ho Chan
Summary This inspiring film tells the story of the Bay Institute's STRAW Project (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed). In 1992, Laurette Rogers' 4th-grade class asked her what they could do to save endangered species? It was a simple question that would change their lives. Partnering with ranchers, scientists, government agencies, and schools, this remarkable effort led to the restoration of 20 miles of habitat for the endangered California freshwater shrimp in the Stemple Creek watershed of Sonoma and Marin counties. In the process it galvanized the local community and led to significant educational innovations by connecting classrooms with their local watershed. The STRAW Project serves as testimony to the importance of empowering children, which in turn transforms us all
Note Special features: extended interviews
Alternate Author Donnenfield, David
White, Kevin
Coyote, Peter
Bay Institute of San Francisco

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