Park Watershed works in collaboration with K12 teachers and staff through learning activities that connect the school ground conditions to the regional and global natural environment. These learning activities included hands-on enhancement of school yard ecological habitat; nature trails mapping; drainage mathematical calculations needed to design-build rain gardens and other educational exercises related to urban-suburban watershed stewardship. There are many regional resources available, to learn more, contact us.
The North Park Environmental Activities Survey for School Teachers has been re-opened, input from educators is essential to improving natural outdoor classroom landscapes. Please click here to take the survey if you are a teacher.
In addition, we conduct research regarding the availability of educational resources that focus on local and regional environmental conditions of the Park River regional watershed and the Lower Connecticut River. Recent projects include:
K-12 School Eco-type Map: K-12 schools that have notable environmental programs or locations along riparian corridors. A 2014 Google Fusion Tables Map by Trinity College students Shaina Lo and Veronica Armendariz with guidance from Professor Jack Dougherty