Through classroom visits, we seek to create meaningful childhood experiences connected to water resources. Through hands-on and interactive activities, we hope to increase understanding and stewardship of water resources in children, their teachers, and families.
We are now accepting requests for Summer classes, June through August.Sign up for a classroom visit
Visits are scheduled on a seasonal basis (fall, winter, spring), with up to one visit per classroom per season. There are a limited number of slots, and we'll close scheduling once they are filled.
We bring in live aquatic insects, let the kids sort through them, and talk about their importance to healthy lakes and creeks. For this one we can also have the kids go out and collect insects if there is an easy-to-access pond/creek/lake nearby.
Pretend & Play canoe
We have a dress-up trunk shaped like a canoe and filled with gear. Kids get to try on things and play, and learn about water safety and the work that the watershed does.
What’s in my Water
There is a felt board with an outline of a lake on it. Kids take turns identifying the bad and the good stuff in the water. As they take out trash etc, they decide whether it goes in the trash, recycle, compost.
Jr Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector
We bring our sampling boat to your school. On it is hidden pictures of aquatic invasive species. The kids inspect the boat to find them and we talk about what they are, and why they are trouble.
We'll use our groundwater model to Explore the hidden world of aquifers. See how groundwater and surface waters, like lakes and streams, can interact.
How does water move through a watershed? How does topography influence water? We'll explore by moving the sand in our interactive sandbox.
The Incredible Journey
With a roll of a cube, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.
Various Project WET activities
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