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The Incredible JourneyTeacher Programs

If we had to choose one thing that defines our program, it's our overwhelming presence in Piedmont Triad elementary and middle schools. All our programs are closely aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and customized to further meet teacher needs. As part of our program, we use mapping software to create custom maps showing the watershed, topography, and school footprint.

 

Many Stormwater SMART activities are based on the Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) curriculum. Project WET activities are interactive, multisensory, contemporary, relevant, solution-oriented, accurate, and science based. Activities are adaptable to many age ranges, subject areas, and time limitations. We also offer periodic teacher trainings in Project WET.

 

Although we believe environmental education should be conducted, well, in the environment, it isn’t always possible. We’ll work with you to ensure the best possible programming, whether it takes place in the classroom or out-of-doors.

 

Enviroscape Program: Learn about watersheds, landforms, and ecosystems using an interactive 3-D model. (indoor/outdoor)
The Incredible Journey: All the water that will ever be is right now. How much water is there, and what happens when it’s polluted? (indoor/outdoor)
Water Quality Monitoring: Learn about chemical and biological water quality monitoring techniques. Be ready to head out doors and get your hands dirty. (outdoor/indoor version available)
• Macroinvetebrate Mayhem: Don’t have a stream near your school, but want to learn about the bugs that determine our stream health? Try this fun outdoor activity distinguishes pollution tolerant from intolerant species. (indoor/outdoor)
• Soil to Seed: Understand how different types of soil affect water quality & what we can do about it. (outdoor)
• River Adventure: Use your senses to learn about animals and their natural habitat.

 

*Additional programs and correlations to the SOC are avaliable here.

 

If you're interested in having Stormwater SMART visit your classroom, please visit our calendar to access our availability (we make every effort to keep our calendar up to date), e-mail us to confirm availability, and fill out a brief survey so we have all the information we need to ensure our visit meets all your goals and expectations.

 

A brochure outlining teacher services is available here.

Interested in learning more about where your school is located in the watershed and how it might impact water quality? Check our maps page to see if your school is listed. If you work in a Stormwater SMART community and would like maps made for your school, please contact us.

 

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