The Youth Riparian Education Initiative is a collaboration of federal agencies and land grant universities
to provide resources to engage youth in stewardship activities that support the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S.
Forest Service (USFS) riparian restoration goals. Project resources were primarily designed to help land managers
communicate with the public about management techniques and decisions.
The new Earth science curriculum, Holding onto the Green Zone, is a product of the Initiative that will encourage
collaboration between land managers and youth educators/leaders to promote conservation of fragile riparian resources.
Through the processes of science inquiry and experiential learning, learners will enhance their science knowledge and
come to understand the importance of preserving and restoring riparian ecosystems.
The Holding onto the Green Zone curriculum includes: