Project Description

River of Words Homepage

School-wide projects integrate science, art and environmental advocacy by celebrating the annual Source to Sea clean-up.

Watch the video to see children creating school-wide Source to Sea projects, including a hip-hop performance, a Reading for Rivers fundraiser and a parade through Turner’s Falls.

Find out more about the  Source to Sea cleanup and how your school or community can get involved. Click Here.

Fish in the Polka Dot DressThe Fish in the Polka Dot Dress, a picture book available for purchase or download (PDF 16MB), features student artwork of trash in the river designed to bring attention to the annual cleanup.

“Doing artwork to show people how they can help makes me feel really good because I don’t want the Connecticut River to be trashed anymore.”
Dominique Gamache, 5th Grade, Turners Falls, MA


“The River”
by 5th Grade student
Gill Elementary School

Check out an illustrated cinquain poem highlighting the impact of trash on river ecology.

 Read in the Greenfield Recorder:  “Turning the tide:  Salmon story teaches lesson on river ecology.”