Watershed Science Education

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What is Watershed Science?

Watershed Science is the study of terrestrial (land), aquatic (water), and riparian (where the land meets the water) ecosystems and their interconnections.  Watershed science also includes humans and their interactions with these ecosystems; namely human decisions and actions that affect water quality, either directly or indirectly.  

"Creating future watershed stewards through hands-on lessons that connect subject areas and students to their local environment"

Watershed Science

Cornerstone of the Friends educational programs, the Watershed Science Program, is available to schools within the Cobbossee Watershed free of charge.  Our array of lessons bring ecologically relevant issues to the classroom through hands-on activities that are connected to the learning standards.  

Every September through June, the Friends visit with students of all ages ranging from pre-K though high school.  Whether you are looking for multiple visit unit or a one-time "splash" of watershed science, the Friends are ready to assist. For more information on what the Friends can bring to your school, please contact the Friends Education & Outreach Director, Cami Wilbert at 207-621-4100 or cami@watershedfriends.com. 

Educators:  Please click here for a list of possible topics and lessons. 

“That wasn’t just science, that was AMAZING science!”
Readfield Elementary 3rd grade student
”The Watershed Science Program is a highlight of my 4th graders’ year. The hands-on lessons and Cami’s approach is very effective.”
Helen Thompson 4th grade teacher