The Caring For Our Watersheds program asks students to submit a proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” Students must research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and come up with a realistic solution. Community judges select the top entries to compete at a final competition. Cash awards are given to participating schools and students. There is also implementation funding available.
Teachers can request a classroom presentation to introduce the topic of watersheds, discuss local environmental concerns and explain the contest. Free watershed resources are also available.
Visit caringforourwatersheds.com for entry deadlines and contest information.
Grade: 7 - 12
Length: 1 hour
Class size: 30 students ($5 per extra student up to a maximum of 35)
Note: bussing not included
For more information about our programs, visit our Nature Explorations Guide or school programs page.