School Visits and Outreach

Our team can come to you! We provide free visits to schools within our Service Area October-May primarily on TuesdaysRegistration opens August 14, 2019.

Offerings include hands-on, place-based lessons that are customized to your school site and schoolyard. Classroom visits can also help prepare students to submit entries to our Poster Contest or WaterWise Challenge.

To Schedule a Classroom Visit

  • Check our Service Area Map to confirm you are eligible for a visit
  • Select a program from our Program Offerings
  • Submit a Request Form via email, fax, or mail.
  • Receive confirmation or alternate options from our education team within 6 business days.

To Prepare for the Visit

Student observing rain gauge
Students on a water walk through their neighborhood

Program Offerings

ProgramDescriptions (All programs can range from 45-60 minutes)Grade 
Career Days
Our staff is composed of educators, landscape professionals, scientists, and conservation and communication specialists. We eagerly take requests for career talks to inspire the next generation!K-12
Schoolyard InvestigationsUsing their schoolyard as their classroom, students will investigate habitat and waterwise plants and/or identify opportunities for water conservation at their schools.
Compost Critters & Soil Science
Students explore soil and compost samples to investigate the relationship between soil and water conservation. They will get up close and personal with worms and other compost residents to discover the role of decomposers and different soil types in building healthy soil.
Slow the Flow in Urban Watersheds
Students explore the changes human development in our watershed has had on the water cycle locally through mapping and discussion. They work in groups to brainstorm solutions to reduce urban runoff, protect our groundwater and then explore existing examples of green infrastructure that are being utilized to help conserve water.  Great for introducing the WaterWise Challenge!
Where Does Our Water Come From?
Where does our water come from? How can we ensure a clean and accessible water supply while also protecting watershed ecosystems? Students will explore these questions and brainstorm solutions through a facilitated discussion and group research.8-12