In early November 2019, KVMR’s Educationally Speaking program invited Sol Henson, the Educational Co-Director at Sierra Streams Institute, and our own Erin Bird to discuss the Youth Community Action and Science in Our Forests (“Our Forests”) project, now getting underway in Nevada County. The Our Forests project will train and support participating 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers as they work with their students, local environmental scientists and community organizations to study local forests and fire risk. The project’s aims to get students outside collecting citizen science data on forest health and on fuels, using evidence, and sharing that with community partners. During the interview, Erin and Sol discuss the methodology and the significance of this project. Check out the audio linked below!