The Anacostia Watershed Society engages K-12 students from Maryland and D.C. in our comprehensive service-learning programs that benefit the Anacostia River and its watershed communities.
Students and teachers participate in watershed education lessons; field experiences on the river; and hand-on stewardship activities, such as river clean-ups, seed collection and propagation, tree plantings, invasive plant removals, schoolyard greening projects, and the restoration of wetlands and native fish populations.
These programs help youth learn and develop their academic skills by integrating classroom education with hands-on, outdoor restoration projects.
The Anacostia Watershed Society is committed to providing meaningful hands-on education opportunities to youth in underserved communities. Since many schools in the region struggle to incorporate environmental and experiential education opportunities into their curriculum, we work with teachers to ensure that the program content and overall message is relevant to the students and the community in which they live.
Our school-based education programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and focus on specific grade levels and wildlife species and habitats. If you are interested in learning more about any of the following programs, contact our Manager of Education Programs, Chris Lemieux.