This week’s Watershed Moment features Elaine Sterrett-Isely, water and low-impact development programs director at WMEAC, talking about Teach for the Watershed.
Teach for the Watershed is an educational program that is taken into schools in Kent and Ottawa counties to educate students about water and the watershed. The program provides a coordinator who then works with class teachers to provide various educational activities, such as rain barrel workshops, rain garden construction, and demonstrating how land activities in the watershed affect water quality through use of the Enviroscape model.
According to Sterrett-Isely, the program has been extremely successful. “There is nothing greater than having a child come up to one of our coordinators or one of our volunteers and say, ‘I think I now want to be a scientist,’” she said. Listen to the full episode here.
“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 Wednesday and Saturdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.