Apply Now for the Spring 2019

To apply, first download and complete the lesson-plan formatted proposal. Once completed, fill out the brief application form below and attach your completed project proposal.

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Expectations of Watershed Classroom Teachers

  1. Attempt to the best of their ability to complete the curriculum outlined in their proposal.

  2. Administer WC provided pre- and post- assessments to gauge student learning.

  3. Share project photos and classroom materials with our Watershed Classroom coordinator.

  4. Send 2 or more student representatives to our annual Watershed Classroom Student Showcase.

  5. Complete a reflective end of year survey.

your Project Proposal will include…

  1. An Essential question: A central question that focuses your project and student learning.

  2. Key learning objectives: Concrete objectives for student knowledge, understanding, and performance.

  3. At least three outdoor fieldwork activities

  4. State standards: CA Common Core, CA History and Social Science Content Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and/or CA Blueprint for Environmental Literacy

  5. A public product: Students have a way to share their work with the community.

  6. A clear connection to the Petaluma Watershed

  7. An orientation: Watershed Classroom staff will visit your class to welcome students to the Watershed Classroom and discuss watershed features and facts.

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