This spring and summer, the Anacostia Watershed Society is hosting two adult education opportunities: our Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) and the Maryland Master Naturalist program!
Both programs provide adult community members with the opportunity to learn more about the Anacostia River and some of the challenges it faces, as well as solutions to those challenges! Both programs also provide the opportunity to engage in hands-on restoration work throughout the watershed. For more information about each program, read on!
Watershed Stewards Academy
The Watershed Stewards Academy equips and supports community leaders to recognize and address local pollution problems in their nearby streams and rivers. WSA provides community leaders with the tools and resources they need to bring solutions to these problems. Stewards work to restore local waterways and the communities they affect!
Two sessions will be held this spring, one in DC and one in Prince George's County. Each session includes 8 classes. DC classes start Monday, March 19th and are held Monday evenings and Saturdays. Maryland classes start Wednesday, March 21st and are held Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.
To apply for the Watershed Stewards Academy, click here.
Maryland Master Naturalist Program
The Maryland Master Naturalist program educates residents about the natural history of the state and provides training on a diverse assortment of natural history topics. Additionally, the program empowers residents to share and care for the natural places in their communities!
One program will be held this summer in Bladensburg, MD. There will be 10 sessions led by professionals. Session will be held on Saturdays from May 26th - August 11th and will include indoor instruction on natural history topics followed by field trips outdoors.