Welcome to Waters Ecology

These link above go to the weekly lessons Mr. Leki uses online, including video links, maps, and other resources. We’ve been hearing from parents that their children love to sing the songs and are watching the videos more than once to learn them. We’ve also heard that some waters alumni have found the videos and are enjoying them too. We love that!

If you like our work, please become a supporter of Waters Ecology, by donating to and typing “in honor of Waters Ecology” Here’s the link Donations raised by Waters Today for the ecology program fund Mr. Leki’s position as Ecology Director.

Many people have donated their time, skills, and creative talent…

Thanks to our computer wizard Clayton Miller for building us a computer out of donated parts thru FreeGeek and then spending hours getting it all set up and working.

Thank you to computer gurus Bill Keller and Kevin Anderson for the computer advice and support over the years.

Thank you to Jeremy Atherton for loaning audio equipment, camera advice, and sharing music for soundtracks.

Music has also been shared with us for soundtracks by many including Andy Mitran, Pete Leki, Jeff Burris, Pete Leki, Poppy Brandes, Dylan S, Jeremy Atherton, and more.

We have many to thank for allowing us to interview them including

Leslie Borns, Steward of Montrose Point

Cordia Pugh, founder and director of the Hermitage Community Garden and Englewood Veteran’s Garden

Andrea Dennis, of Friends of the Parks

Juan Gonzalez of Drummond Montessorri

Annette Aragon, Waters Alumni, co-founder of Israel’s Gift of Hope, filmmaker, current videographer, and former Waters Ecology Media Lab member.

Marnie Ware of Prosser Community Garden at Prosser High School, CPS.

We have many to thank for contributing photographs and video footage including:

Roark Johnson, photographer

Bob Dolgan, filmmaker of Monty and Rose, about the endangered Piping Plover at Montrose Point

Alan Shortall, photographer, aerial videographer

Rogelio Gamez, photographer, for video footage

McAvoy family (Riverbank Neighbors!)

Clayton Miller, photographer.

Annette Aragon, videographer. (waters alumni)

Jules Peterson-Green for filming, editing, coordinating our joyful collaborative ecology film project and creating this website. (you’re welcome!)

The ecology lessons, art, and so very many songs are by Pete Leki.

And of course a big thank you to all the dedicated, hardworking, and treasured people who were part of each beautiful moment.