The White River watershed provides diverse opportunities for students to learn important academic skills and to benefit their communities through service learning. Here are a few resources to get you started.
The WRP coordinates seasonal, hands-on, volunteer events focused on watershed stewardship. Check out our Annual Volunteer Events for more information about opportunities during the school year.
Since 2010 the WRP’s Monitoring the White River Program (MWR) 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.
The WRP provides the following FREE resources for participating teachers:
1. Content specialist support for tailored classroom and field work activities associated with the 4 MWR units below:
Fall/spring MWR unit options
Winter MWR unit options
2. Access to a Lending Library of monitoring equipment and publications
3. Networking opportunities with teachers, state and federal biologists, and other resource people
4. Seasonal newsletters highlighting MWR programs, events, and resources
Check out these links to other relevant curricula and educational resources.
Educating Young People About Water
EPA’s Office of Environmental Education
Give Water A Hand
Home Science: Backyard Education
New England Environmental Education Alliance
North Branch Nature Center ECO Institute
Project Learning Tree
UVM Watershed Alliance
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Vermont Trout in the Classroom
Vital Communities Watershed Quest
Watershed for Every Classroom
For more information please contact us.