A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW
An inspiring film about Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW). Starting
as a fourth grade class project and one child’s question, “What can we do to save an
endangered species?” STRAW evolved into a remarkable program that has restored over
20 miles of habitat, galvanized the local community, and led to significant educational
innovation, illustrating the power of a child’s curiosity and a teacher who honored it.
In 1992, Laurette Rogers 4th-grade class asked her what they could do to save endangered species. The response was to initiate a class project to restore streams in the Stemple Creek watershed in Marin County in order to save the endangered California Freshwater Shrimp. This remarkable effort evolved into an award-winning regional program that has since restored over 20 miles of habitat, galvanized the local community, and connects children and their teachers with their local watershed.
A Simple Question has been featured in more than 25 international film festivals where it has received multiple awards.