by Craig Lauridsen
Calling all students, teachers, school administrators, parents and volunteers to get the word out about MMWD’s FREE environmental education programs for the 2010-11 school year! Our goal is to instill an appreciation for and understanding of Marin’s unique natural environment in students of all ages. Join us and learn all about one of the most amazing substances on earth—water!
Last year more than half of the schools in our service area participated in our programs, reaching over 6,000 students, parents and teachers. (To see what a great time they had, check out these photos.) This year our programs are as fun-filled and informative as ever. They include:
- Musical assemblies
- Field trips to the beautiful Mt. Tamalpais Watershed
- Service learning opportunities
- Classroom presentations
- Do-It-Yourself Water Conservation
- Trout in the Classroom
- School bus reimbursement (for qualifying schools)
Participants will learn about water supply, personal water use, simple water conservation practices, watersheds and watershed ecology, among other things. Through a visit to the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed, students can discover where their water comes from, gain hands-on experience in habitat restoration, and participate in meaningful scientific research in the field of vegetation ecology. All programs are designed to support California education standards while fostering water conservation and environmental stewardship.
Hurry! Our programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For complete details and scheduling information, see our school education page.