Some of our middle school students here at The Renaissance International School have been heading out to Dimond Park in Oakland every day to survey the biodiversity of a plot of land as part of their exploration of this important issue in today’s rapidly changing world.

They had noted with concern that Sausal Creek, which runs through the plot, was no longer flowing, although there were still pools of water in the creek bed. They were very excited to see the results of the rain last week: the creek was flowing! We were so lucky to be able to witness the impact of this rain so concretely.

Of course, this week, we are having very warm weather so we'll have to see how the creek is affected.

SausalCreek MontessoriMiddleSchool

Before last week's rain, this was a dry bed.

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