River Schools

Through hands-on learning in the classroom and in the field, students connect with and build an understanding of watersheds as complex ecosystems, learn about climate change and how it impacts a watershed, and develop and implement action plans to mitigate a climate-related problem they identify. Over a 3-year cycle, teachers participate in professional development, learn to facilitate programs on their own, and eventually serve as mentors for new teachers.
Locations: Your school and various local watershed destinations

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


5, 6, 7, 8


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    Outreach rates and Field Station rates

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - salt:fresh water ratio in biosphere
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

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