Apply to the Watershed Classroom
We look forward to supporting your environmental education!
Educators interested in participating in the Watershed Classroom should complete the form below. We will work with you to develop project ideas and find ways that we can enhance your curriculum with field trips and resources. We look forward to working with you!
If you are ready to complete the lesson-plan formatted proposal, download the form below. After completing the Word document, attach it in an email to Michelle Sauceda.
Expectations of Watershed Classroom Teachers
Attempt to the best of their ability to complete the curriculum outlined in their proposal.
Administer WC provided pre- and post- assessments to gauge student learning.
Share project photos and classroom materials with our Watershed Classroom coordinator.
Send 2 or more student representatives to our annual Watershed Classroom Student Showcase.
Complete a reflective end of year survey.
Project Proposal form for those who are ready to begin articulating and planning their Watershed Classroom Project. WC staff are available to help you fill out this form while discussing your project, possible fields trips and resources.
A printable version of the above requirements and expectations.
Requirements and suggestions for teachers who would prefer to create their own Watershed Classroom orientation event.
Guidelines for participation in the Watershed Classroom Student Showcase.
The structure of the Watershed Classroom is inspired by the Buck Institute for Education's Project Based Learning Guidelines. Understanding PBL will give teachers a better understanding of what a Watershed Classroom project should look like and why.