What We Do
Place-based Science Programming
Our activities for students include:
- Five-day watershed science program
- Specialized field trips
- Watershed tours
- A summer fly fishing camp
- A creek clean-up day
- Stormwater art projects
- Songbird banding
- Osprey banding and monitoring
- Mentoring for authentic research projects
Student Experience & Pipeline
Our students become exceptionally engaged in studying the restoration happening outside their back door, mimicking biologists and restoration ecologists. Because of their involvement studying and solving local problems, some of them become excited to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees. Our watershed science programming and PHAGES programming serves as an early pipeline to careers in STEM for regional students.
Teacher Professional Development & Research Experiences
For teachers, we provide mentorship for long-term research projects, professional development in STEM, environmental education and place-based pedagogical techniques, and methods for mentoring authentic research projects for their students.