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  • Links to Environmental Resources and Trips in Metro Area

    Links for Environmental and Outdoor ActivitiesAnacostia Watershed Society: http://www.anacostiaws.org/programs/education

    Rice Rangers

    The Rice Rangers program equips teachers with training, lessons, and materials necessary to empower students to grow native wetland plants from seed in the classroom and transplant into tidal marshes. It also provides students with a service learning opportunity to increase filtering capacity and habitat in the rivers that flow into the Anacostia River and Chesapeake Bay.

    River Habitat 

    The River Habitat program teaches elementary school students about animal adaptation and habit requirements using the Anacostia River Watershed as a living instructional aide. The three-part service learning curriculum presents a course of classroom activities, field study, and community service that engages students in exploring links between school and community; as well as, some of the real-life applications of science.

    Watershed Explorers 

    The Watershed Explorers program provides middle and high School students with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the links between ecological and human communities. The three-part, service learning curriculum uses classroom activities, field study, and community service offers a meaningful, well-integrated experience with environmental science and the Anacostia watershed.

    Teacher Training 

    AWS Teacher Training workshops provide professional development opportunities to educators in the DC metro area school systems. Completion of a workshop certifies instructors to the national ProjectWET curriculum and fulfills professional development/continuing education requirements for teachers in Maryland and DC.

    Shad / Herring Awareness & Restoration Effort 

    The SHARE program is a partnership between AWS and Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and provides an opportunity for students and teachers throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to turn their classrooms into working fish hatcheries during the months of April and May.

    Patuxent River Park - http://www.mncppc.org/facilities/facility/details/patuxentriverpark-111

    Nature Craft: Pre-School (PRE-K - K)
    Beaver Tales: Elementary (Grade 3-5) 
    Guided Nature Hike: Elementary, Middle, High School, College, Adults, Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities (Grade 1 to Adult)
    River Ecology Boat Tour: Elementary, Middle, High School, College, Adults, Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities (Grade 2 to Adult)
    Let the Cattail Out of the Bag: Elementary (Grades K-5)
    Patuxent Rural Life Museums Tour: Elementary, Middle, High School, College, Adults, Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities(All ages)
    Eyes on Jug Bay: Middle, High School, College (Grade 6 to Adult)
    Geocaching: Middle, High School, College, Adult, Seniors (Grade 6 to Adult)
    Guided Canoe/Kayak Trip: Middle, High School, College Adults, Seniors (Grade 6 to Adult)
    Goose Dissection: High School, College (Grades 9 to Adult)
    Birding Trip: High School, College, Adult, Seniors (Grade 9 to Adult)
    Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Tour: High School, College, Adult, Seniors (Grade 9 to Adult)
    Conservation Activities: Middle, High School, College, Adult, Seniors (Grade 6 to Adult)
    Basket Weaving: Middle, High School, Seniors(Grades 6-12)
    Journey Into Jug Bay's Past: Elementary, Middle, High School, College, Adult, Seniors (Grade 3 to Adult)
    The Traveling Naturalist: High School, College, Adults, Seniors(Grade 9 to Adult)

    WSSC Water: https://www.wsscwater.com/steam

    Through innovative education experiences, WSSC Water helps prepare the next generation for careers in engineering and environmental science. Our STEAM programs bring WSSC Water staff members from a variety of backgrounds into the community to educate students about the science and technology behind drinking water production and wastewater treatment. They also introduce students to the variety of careers available in the water industry.

    Visit this link to see what programs we offer and to request a program.