GATE students from around the district partnered up with STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) and Friends of the Petaluma River to study a local creek.  Both organizations provided water quality test kits which gave student's hands on experience.  Teachers from STRAW gave students lessons at the creek and in the classroom.  At the end our time the students were experts on using and reading pH tests, temperature readings, nitrate tests, phosphate tests, and dissolved oxygen tests.
Our guest teachers helped students develop a deeper understanding about where nitrates and phosphates come from and how each test is affected by various factors.  
A big, big thank you to our friends at STRAW and FOTPR.

La Tercera is proud to partner with Redwood Empire Food Bank during its annual Food Drive. Join us


A giant LT thank you goes out to Three Twins Ice Cream for their generous donation of ice cream for our Ice Cream Social. We had approximately 350 people

La Tercera wishes to recognize PEF (Petaluma Education Foundation), a Petaluma non-profit organization

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