WLWV Students Gain Hands-On Environmental Science Experience Through CREST Internship Pathways Program

Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 9/9/2019 4:00:00 PM

Students receive hands-on training from the Clackamas River Basin Council.

The West Linn-Wilsonville Internship Pathways Program launched this summer, connecting WLWV high school students to career-based learning opportunities in the local community. One such work-based opportunity came through the Clackamas River Basin, whose collaboration has allowed two students to gain first-hand environmental science experience this summer.

West Linn High School students Gavin Harvey and Camden Saks spent their summer working in different areas of the Clackamas River Basin. Working alongside CRBC’s Suzi Cloutier, Gavin and Camden regularly visited water sites to learn about the Clackamas River Basin Council’s role in preserving the watershed for future generations. There, the pair would test samples from various sites on the Willamette River, record observations of surrounding wildlife, and help staff with regular reports. [READ THE FULL STORY]