Caring for Our Watersheds Info Session – For Returning Educators
September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Returning Educators: Join us for a quick overview of Caring for Our Watersheds, where classrooms groups of ten or more answer the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed”? 5th Grade-10th Grade educators and partners from the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US are welcomed to attend to learn more about this opportunity! You can do this in any subject matter class but social studies, special classes like art and library, gifted classrooms, eco-clubs, science and STEAM classes align best.
PROPOSAL & IMPLEMENTATION BUDGET ROLLING DEADLINES
Fall Priority: 10/21/22-11/4/22
Deadline to submit a proposal(s) via jotform, get feedback from a mentor, and apply for implementation funding (up to $10,000 available so apply while funds last!) by describing an innovative, realistic solution to how students want to improve their watershed.
ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIC ACTION STORIES DUE
April 21, 2023
Five minute video stories are due and then judged by a panel of community volunteer experts. 10 finalists are selected and announced 5/1 and will move onto the Caring for Our Watersheds Summit two weeks later. Environmental Action Stories (pre-recorded by deadline) are judged on innovation, environmental impact, comprehensive scope & research, communication, budget, realistic solution, visuals, and overall community impact of the implementation. Students are highly encouraged to ask for change to stakeholders and work in youth-adult partnerships with community partners to amplify their work.
VIRTUAL CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS SUMMIT
May 11th, 2023
The Top 10 Finalists Environmental Civic Action Stories are shown and student groups take part in a Q & A from judges for the final competition for prize money ranging from $300 to $1,000. Students can use this prize money however they determine, but preferably to build capacity and plan for sustainability of their action.