Monitoring the White River


In 2018 WRP staff and partners engaged 1,000 students and teachers at 21 schools in our watershed education program, Monitoring the White River (MWR). MWR program funding is provided by the Byrne Foundation, Couch Family Foundation, HOPE Foundation, Lamson Howell Foundation, National Forest Foundation, Wellborn Ecology Fund, and individual and business sponsors.

About MWR

Since 2010 the White River Partnership’s Monitoring the White River (MWR) Program has been engaging White River watershed teachers and students in classroom and field work activities that raise awareness about watershed issues and create opportunities for hands-on, place-based ecology education.

MWR Program elements include:

  • 4 watershed unit options: Crayfish, Riparian Track & Sign, Waterbugs, and Watershed Restoration;
  • Content specialist support for tailored teacher training, curriculum development, and student field work;
  • A Lending Library of monitoring equipment and other informational resources; and
  • Networking opportunities with participating teachers, state and federal aquatic biologists, and other resource people.

For more information

For more information about participating in MWR, please see our Teacher Resources page or contact us.