The Anacostia Watershed Society engages K-12 students from Maryland and D.C. in comprehensive learning programs that benefit the Anacostia River and its watershed communities.
Students and teachers participate in watershed education lessons, field experiences on the river, and hand-on restoration activities, such as: wetland plant propagation, native meadow seed collection, tree plantings, schoolyard greening projects, and the restoration of native fish and mussel populations.
These programs help youth develop and deepen their academic skills by integrating classroom education with real-world experiences. Through our programs, students are actively involved in positive solutions to local issues.
The Anacostia Watershed Society is committed to providing meaningful hands-on opportunities to youth in underserved communities. Since many schools in the region struggle to incorporate environmental and experiential education into their curriculum, we work with teachers to ensure that the program content and overall message is relevant to the students and the communities in which they live.
Our school-based education programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.