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Classroom Visit

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 fall classes (September - November)!

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2022-2023 School Year

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.

Example Activities

Choose an example activity or work with us to customize a lesson! For photos of each of these activities, visit our Educational Tools Library. Contact Eleanor at emahon@rpbcwd.org for questions about activities or lesson plans.
Lessons typically last a class period (45-55 min), but we can work with shorter time slots if needed.
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Macroinvertebrates

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Groundwater Model

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.

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Watershed Sandbox

How does water move through a watershed? How does topography influence water? We'll explore by moving the sand in our interactive sandbox.

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The Incredible Journey

With a roll of a cube, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.

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Various Project WET activities

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