The Watershed Project’s education team is giving a virtual workshop for teachers in partnership with Community Resources for Science!
Our Ecosystem, Our Community: Greening Urban Watersheds is a hands-on, flexible middle school curriculum. Students explore biodiversity and interdependence in their own urban ecosystem, test green infrastructure models, and create pollinator habitat. Teachers will walk through the lessons, try out some of the activities (games, journaling, mindfulness), learn and share tips and tricks for leading activities with students, and brainstorm ways to adapt and implement the unit with their classes. Teachers will gain lesson plans for 5 in-class (distance or in-person) lessons and 7 homework/asynchronous assignments, details on where to obtain lesson materials, and how to teach outdoor science and support students’ mental health even from home.