We are still accepting scholarship applications for the Watershed Academy for High School Students 2021. If you would like to apply for assistance please click the financial aid application below.
All non-scholarship slots are currently full. Please contact Ellen Gallos, Education Manager, at [email protected] if you want your name added to the waitlist for cancellations.
The Watershed Institute has been protecting the vital water resources of central New Jersey’s watersheds for over 70 years. A key part of our mission has always been connecting people to their water sources and the environment.
The Watershed Academy for High School Students presents four-day immersive environmental investigations on the Watershed Reserve. Each session engages students in a world of science, where they ask questions and identify problems, gain skills and knowledge, propose solutions, and learn about career opportunities. Students will get hands-on experience as they participate in ongoing scientific studies at The Watershed and learn how to help influence environmental policy in their own communities.
These experiences engage students in science and stewardship practices to elevate them into awareness, investigation, action, and leadership as they prepare to enter adult roles in their communities.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Watershed Academies are limited to eight students per session. Most activities will be held outdoors and be socially distanced. We might, for short durations, make use of our laboratory in small groups while socially distanced. If indoors, students and staff will wear masks at all times.
The Watershed Center will be closed to the public during the day. Some experts might visit via video chat.