Watershed Academy For High School Students

The Watershed Academy for High School Students are week-long environmental investigations that use real-world issues. Each session is designed to invoke a sense of wonder and inquiry into the environment.

Students explore environmental careers alongside professors and professionals through hands-on activities while they engage in scientific techniques and actual conservation projects.

Students in the academies have an opportunity to connect with the Watershed and its partners for relevant independent studies, internships, and service-learning credits.

Register for one week or all weeks! Discounts are available for Watershed members and for multi-week registrations. Scholarships are available for qualified individuals for each class. Classes typically run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day (depending on the duration of trips).

If you have any questions about the Watershed Academy for High School Students programs, please contact Assistant Director of Education Pat Heaney at [email protected] or at (609) 737-3735 ext. 11

For registration help or questions, please contact Education Manager Tammy Love at [email protected] or at (609) 737-3735 ext. 42

When registering, please use the Register Here button below and scroll to the correct June, July and August months on the calendar.

What do students say about us?

“Each week provided an extensive amount of knowledge on what issues the world faces and the solutions we can implement on a local and then global scale. My favorite parts of the Academies were the times when I was exposed to new information I had never heard of before and the use of new technology and techniques of experimentation in the field.”
– Alexander Warden, Montgomery High School student
Climate Change, Field Science and Clean Water participant, 2018.

“I gained extensive knowledge about green infrastructure.”

“I learned so much about GIS, stormwater management, and a whole perspective on environmental careers.”

“This academy will help me to narrow down what type of career in environmental science I want to pursue.”

“I know I am on the right career path.”

If you would like to apply for a scholarship for an Academy week, please inquire prior to registration with Tammy Love, Education Manager, at  [email protected], or at 609-737-3735, ext. 42.

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