WMEAC is in the midst of its very busy Teach for the Watershed (T4W) season! While we trained new mentors back in March and April, we’re finding we could still use more to help us our through the end of the school year.
T4W has two parts: 1 classroom portion and 1 field portion.
The classroom portion consists of taking a watershed model into a classroom and presenting about how watersheds work, point and nonpoint source pollution, and best management practices. We follow up that presentation with a field work portion, where we meet students out at a location where we have stream access, and we take them sampling. They sample for macroinvertebrates, categorize them, and do water chemistry tests.
Ideal mentors will have some weekday availability, some background in water resources/watersheds, and will be able to pass a background check.
Training is provided for all mentors, so all interested individuals are welcome!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to sign up.