A Watershed Moment: Teach for the Watershed Strategic Plan Update

In this week’s Watershed Moment, we hear from WMEAC’s Executive Director, Rachel Hood, about WMEAC Strategic Planning and specifically the Teach for the Watershed program.

Hood explains that non-profit organizations need to update their strategic plans to make sure their work is moving ahead. The process for this strategic plan update began in 2012 and will expand the Teach for the Watershed reach in communities and classrooms all across West Michigan.

“We’ve delivered Teach for the Watershed to 2,500 students in 2013-14 school year and in 2014-15, we expect to be impacting 4,000 students.” says Hood.

The increased number of students will be accomplished through a systems-wide approach in Holland Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, and Forest Hills Public Schools.

Teach for the Watershed prepares the next generation to own the protection of the watersheds, open lands, and appropriate development of urban spaces.

“Kids who are in classrooms today are tomorrow’s leaders in Michigan.”

A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Mondays at 8:30 a.m, and Thursdays and Sundays at 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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