The Watershed Institute offers programs aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards as well as traditional inquiry and nature discovery programs. Embrace scientific inquiry and discovery on our 950-acre Watershed Reserve and in the LEED Platinum-certified Watershed Center.
Full-Day and Multi-Day NGSS Programs
The Watershed Institute has rolled out new educational curricula — available for immediate use — based on the new science standards adopted in New Jersey and other states. The new standards are designed to improve science education for all students. Students work and think like scientists who are engaged in the three dimensions of science learning – science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas.
Our NGSS school programs were developed and piloted in partnership with the Hopewell Valley School District. Our programs promote critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. The topics range from examining human impacts on the environment and constructing scientific models, to finding and engineering solutions to real-world problems. We are available for consultation, with years of experience teaching these and other programs to elementary, middle and high school classes.