From left, Jenna Bonds, 9, Margueritte Wallers, 10, and Edgar Puga, 9, learn how to measure the pH acidity of water, milk, bleach, and lemon juice. Fourth-grade students from Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School in Waterford took part in an outdoor education experience called "Trekking the Tuolumne" in which students learn about water quality, plants, animals, and the ecosystem of the Tuolumne River. About 4,000 students have participated in "Trekking" since it began in 2005. Due to state budget cuts the program had to stop, but the community of Waterford and the Tuolumne River Trust raised the $5,000 needed to keep the program afloat on a temporary basis. May 20, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAY/bramsay@modbee.com)
From left, Jenna Bonds, 9, Margueritte Wallers, 10, and Edgar Puga, 9, learn how to measure the pH acidity of water, milk, bleach, and lemon juice. Fourth-grade students from Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School in Waterford took part in an outdoor education experience called "Trekking the Tuolumne" in which students learn about water quality, plants, animals, and the ecosystem of the Tuolumne River. About 4,000 students have participated in "Trekking" since it began in 2005. Due to state budget cuts the program had to stop, but the community of Waterford and the Tuolumne River Trust raised the $5,000 needed to keep the program afloat on a temporary basis. May 20, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAY/bramsay@modbee.com) Modesto Bee
From left, Jenna Bonds, 9, Margueritte Wallers, 10, and Edgar Puga, 9, learn how to measure the pH acidity of water, milk, bleach, and lemon juice. Fourth-grade students from Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School in Waterford took part in an outdoor education experience called "Trekking the Tuolumne" in which students learn about water quality, plants, animals, and the ecosystem of the Tuolumne River. About 4,000 students have participated in "Trekking" since it began in 2005. Due to state budget cuts the program had to stop, but the community of Waterford and the Tuolumne River Trust raised the $5,000 needed to keep the program afloat on a temporary basis. May 20, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAY/bramsay@modbee.com) Modesto Bee

Jardine: Will Tuolumne school program survive?

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