Saturday Environmental Academy LogoSaturday Environmental Academy

In the spring of 2014, the Anacostia Watershed Society acquired the Saturday Environmental Academy who offers FREE outdoor educational opportunities for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who live in and near the Anacostia River watershed. Through this unique, fun, educational experience, students learn about their river—its history, health, and ecology—while developing their skills in team building, critical thinking, and scientific investigation. Learn More

Watershed Stewards Academy

The Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) is a course aimed at developing insight and skills in community leaders to help raise awareness and address watershed issues. Consider applying to WSA to expand your activism and deepen your knowledge base about the environment. Learn More


NEW! Maryland Master Naturalist Program

The Maryland Master Naturalist Program is a state-wide program sponsored by University of Maryland Extension and other agencies and organizations. The program educates residents of Maryland about the natural history of the state and provides structured training on a diverse assortment of natural history topics. Learn More


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. Learn More

RiverSmart Schools

The RiverSmart schools program is a collaborative effort between the Anacostia Watershed Society and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). This schoolyard greening program focuses on both creating green space on school grounds while also connecting teachers and students to that green space, and the Anacostia Watershed as a whole. Learn More

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. Learn More

Schools in Schools - Shad Restoration

The Schools in Schools/Shad Restoration program 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. Learn More

Teacher Resources

Are you an educator looking for lesson plans, field experiences, or other resources? The Environmental Resource Directory is a database that allows educators to find organizations in Prince George's County that can provide field experiences, professional development, funding and more. Educators may search by focus area (water, air, nature, native plant nursery, etc) or by service provided. Learn More.

Upcoming Events

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Watershed Wednesday

Happy Hour Jan 24

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Equipment Donations
We are always in need of new canoes, paddles, kayaks, life vests, wet bags, and other items for our outdoor programs. If you have any extras, please contact us about making a donation. learn more

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If you are interested in involving your students in this exciting project, please contact us for additional information.