Ava Student Showcase
Vera Cruz Study Trip
drawings and comments are examples from those produced by Ava 4th grade
students as part of a study trip to the pioneer town of Vera
Cruz on Hunter Creek, a tributary of Bryant Creek, east of Ava. The
students were asked to draw a watershed, and write about what they learned
on the study trip.
Ashley's comment: I learned about the Bryant Creek
watershed and also the watershed I live in.
I learned about how you could hurt a watershed.
Ellie's comment: Watersheds look like trees or branches.
Sometimes they look like our bones or veins.
I learned that the Bryant Creek flows into the North Fork River.
I also learned that part of Ava is not in the Bryant Creek watershed.
I learned there are a lot of different watersheds. I learned that insects
can live in water.
I learned what a watershed looked like. I learned what species eat each
I learned what atmosphere does.
I learned you don't pour oil on land near a river, lake, stream or ocean
because it may cause pollution.
It goes on and on. Water needs to stay cleaner than it is now. The watershed
I learned that watersheds are like butterfly bones.
I also learned you can call them branching patterns.
Almost all water that falls inside a watershed boundary flows into a river
or a stream.
A watershed also can look very much like the body of a tree.
I learned how watersheds were made. There are many different watersheds.
I live in the Beaver Creek watershed and at the end of the Bryant Creek
I live in the Bryant Creek watershed. If you live in Ava you don't exactly
live in the Bryant Creek Watershed. Some things like a watershed are trees,
nerves and veins.
All streams, rivers and creeks go to the same place. That's why oceans
are so big.
The watershed looks like a branch, or lots of rivers draining into one
A river always runs downhill.
I learned that a watershed looks like a tree. I didn't know that until
you told me.