Watershed Science Program

Unlike the lakes that freeze over and those animals that hibernate during the long, cold Maine winters – the Friends year-round education programs “heat up” during the school year.

Each year, the Friend's educators are in classrooms throughout the watershed on a regular basis with over 800 students! ARE WE IN YOUR SCHOOL? Click here for the Friends Roll Call.

Our programs are custom tailored to meet the needs of each classroom….and each teacher, incorporating lessons and activities from nationally recognized programs such as Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, Project Wild; local resources including Maine’s Departments of Environmental Protection and Inland Fisheries & WIldlife; and of course, the Friend’s own original activities! Friends lesson plans are also an excellent way to meet state and national learning standards, while using the watershed around us as a local integrating context to learn skills in science, math, language arts and technology. Whether it be a year-round initiative, multiple visits, a single “splash”, or assistance on a special project or educational event – the Friends stand ready to assist.

For more information about what we can offer you and your school, please contact Friends Watershed Educator Cami Wilbert at 621-4100 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TEACHERS! Click here for a list of topics and sample curricula.

Photos on right: 
Watershed Science Program in the classroom
Field Trip aboard the OTTER II
Student Action Project at the Woodbury Pond Boat Ramp
Outside After School Program 


Lesson of the Week:  Bogs! (10/04/12)

Bogs are amazing aquatic ecosytems that have formed over thousands of years by plant material building up instead of decomposing.  This situation creates a lack of nutrients for plants, so some species have developed very interesting adaptations!  Click on the link below to take a look at this video on the Orono Bog Boardwalk.   And if you go exploring any bogs in the Cobbossee Watershed, please feel free to share your pictures with us!!





In the classroom at Libby Tozier Elementary
Readfield Students on a Field Trip aboard the OTTER II
Student Action Project at Woodbury Pond
Outside After School Program