Watershed Academy for Teachers

The Watershed Institute is proud to offer educator workshops throughout the year. Professional development services empower teachers to engage a wide range of learners.

Workshops promote best science practices; use of hands-on, inquiry-based activities; and provide a deeper understanding of our environment while encompassing the Next Generation Science Standards.

2024 River-Friendly Teacher Academy

Looking for a way to integrate project-based learning aligned with NJ Student Learning Standards for Science into your classroom? Teachers will become certified in Project WET and go home with lesson plans and activities focused on water quality, water conservation and wildlife habitat. Teachers will learn how their school can receive River-Friendly certification.

What Does It Cost?

River Friendly Academy is free! Participating teachers from Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing and Lawrence will receive a stipend.

Any questions, contact Olivia Spildooren at [email protected].

June 27, Virtual, 9 a.m. -Noon

June 28 In-person at The Watershed Institute

River-Friendly Teacher Academy

StreamWatch Schools 2024 Teacher Academy

In The Watershed Institute’s StreamWatch Schools Summer Academy, you will learn how to gather and analyze water quality data. Then, during the school year, Watershed staff will help you and your class collect data on a local waterway, and you’ll get to see how it compares with other participating schools. The experience will be hands-on, informative, and fun for you and your students.

What does it cost?

StreamWatch Schools Summer Academy is free! Participating teachers from Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing and Lawrence will receive a stipend.

This academy consists of two components:

  • Online: A self-paced, asynchronous online course that should be completed before the in-person module.
  • In-Person: An in-person, hands-on session on August 20, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., at The Watershed Institute, where you’ll apply what you learned online.

Any questions contact Davis Bush at [email protected]

StreamWatch Schools Teacher Academy

In addition to our summer Watershed Science Teacher Academy in partnership with Princeton University, professional development includes pre-service workshops at local Universities and in-service workshops with area school districts.

Additional workshops include environmental explorations for preschool educators and non-formal educators including scout leaders and parents of homeschooled children. Workshop facilitators are staff at The Watershed Institute and are registered by the New Jersey Department of Education as certified providers of professional development.

For more information on any professional development programs at The Watershed Institute, please contact Education Manager Anna Hill at [email protected] and (609) 737-3735 x42.


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