Current Semester Schedule

SEA Fall 2018 Schedule

Theme: "The Year of the Anacostia!"

It’s time to celebrate the Anacostia River! This year, many projects are underway or being completed to help restore the health of the Anacostia River and Watershed. It’s also the centennial birthday of Anacostia Park. AWS’ Saturday Environmental Academy is participating in the larger “Year of the Anacostia!” initiative by engaging in several planned events and some we’re coordinating on our own. We look forward to a fun, active, and educational program that connects our students to the Anacostia River and its exciting future!

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9/29

Get to know the SEA students and staff with ice breakers & team building activities. Learn about our theme and SEA expectations. Enjoy the Anacostia River with an opportunity to go on dragon boats and outriggers! What a fun way to kick off our theme celebrating “The Year of the Anacostia!”

Anacostia Community Boathouse, DC

10/6

Join Anacostia Riverkeeper for their Explorer Boat Tour on the Anacostia River. Enjoy the ride as we learn about all of the changes happening along the Anacostia. Explore the river with some hands-on mapping and water quality testing activities!

Diamond Teague Park, DC

10/13

Help set-up the Festival del Rio and then participate in the varied activities that celebrate our Anacostia River. There will be opportunities to go fishing; see native, live birds and fish up close; take a nature walk; do hands-on activities; create arts & crafts; go on boat rides; and more!

Bladensburg Waterfront Park, MD 

10/20

Protect the Anacostia River and Watershed with a cleanup in Shepherd Parkway, a federal park. Shepherd Parkway is 197 acres of eastern hardwood forest and includes the remains of two Civil War forts, two bald eagle nests, and views across the city. By removing trash and invasive species from one of the largest wooded areas in Ward 8, we are helping to restore native habitat along the river's shores and enhancing the forests' role as a natural filter for stormwater and air pollution.

Shepherd Parkway, DC

10/27

Participate in the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ Volunteer Event to help protect and restore the Anacostia River Watershed! We will have options to wear waders and work in the ponds thinning lilies, prep and mulch garden beds, clear invasive weeds, remove trash, and more!

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, DC

11/3

Visit the National Arboretum, which borders the Anacostia River! Activities there are TBD, but we may help with a Springhouse Run planting/water monitoring project or do a scavenger hunt through the varied spaces and gardens of the Arboretum

National Arboretum, DC

11/10-11

Take an overnight trip to Hard Bargain Farm! Participate in a farm tour to meet the pigs, goats, cows, turkeys, and more; take a wagon ride, go on a nature hike, help with a river cleanup, enjoy a campfire with s’mores, and more!

Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Hard Bargain Farm, MD

11/17

Learn how DC Water is making a huge, positive impact on the health of the Anacostia River with a tour of part of the big tunnel project. This project helps to dramatically reduce the amount of untreated sewage that enters the river during a heavy rain event. We welcome SEA families to join in and learn about this important project in our community!

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