Fall 2020 Semester Schedule

Theme: "Diving into Our Anacostia River, Watershed, and Community!"

During this unusual and challenging academic year, we are striving to provide meaningful, outdoor programs for our students. We know that spending time outside, connecting with others, and participating in engaging activities are beneficial for overall well-being at any time, but may prove even more essential this year. This academic year, we look forward to exploring issues and activities directly connected to the history, health, and unique aspects of our Anacostia River, watershed, and community. Get ready to dive in!

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9/26

Get to know the SEA students and staff with COVID-safe ice breakers & team building activities. Discuss SEA expectations and safety protocols. Learn about our theme and explore the “where” and “what” of our watershed on a visit to the National Arboretum.

10/3

Serve as an environmental steward of your Anacostia River, watershed, and community by helping out at AWS’ Earth Day Cleanup, postponed from April. Learn about pollution sources and solutions as we safely work to help clean up one location in the Anacostia watershed, benefitting our river and community. 

10/10

Learn about the relationship between native trees/plants and the health of our river, watershed, and community. Help AWS staff conduct maintenance work on trees planted this last year and/or plant new native trees.

10/17

Participate in a Bioblitz (survey of living species in an area) at a vernal pool in the Anacostia watershed. Observe and monitor the species present, including salamanders, insects, fish, etc. Learn about challenges they are facing due to climate change and the role they play in our watershed and beyond!

10/24

 Dive into AWS’ mussel river restoration program! See the freshwater mussels up close at one of AWS’ monitoring sites in the watershed. Learn about their life cycle and discover their super power for a healthy Anacostia River! Do you know what it is?

10/31

Culminate SEA’s Fall Program by exploring the Anacostia River by canoe! Canoeing is one of the many recreational opportunities community members can enjoy and is interconnected with a healthy river, watershed, and community. We’ll dive into these interconnections as we paddle and see local wildlife, river restoration projects, and other community groups benefiting from the river!

Saturday Environmental Academy Fall 2020 Program COVID Screening Questionnaires

SEA Fall Session #1 - 9/26/20 -  9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SEA Fall Session #2 - 10/3/20 -  9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

SEA Fall Session #3 - 10/10/20 -  9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

SEA Fall Session #4 - 10/17/20 -  9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SEA Fall Session #5 - 10/24/20 -  9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SEA Fall Session #6 - 10/31/20 -  9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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