Teacher Programs

The Watershed is proud to offer educator workshops and resources throughout the year at the Watershed Reserve. Workshops are fun learning experiences, designed to empower teachers, scout leaders and home school parents by increasing their understanding of the local natural environment. We promote environmental literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based activities that provide children with a sense of stewardship. Workshop facilitators are Watershed Staff and are registered by the state of New Jersey as certified providers of professional development.

We have a collection of field-tested, ready-to-use environmental lessons that are available to educators. The curriculum offers engaging lessons that will elevate the level of environmental literacy in their students. All activities are correlated with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

A collection of nature journaling activities is available for educators who seek to increase their students’observation skills and connection with the natural world. Representing an array of approaches, educators will find techniques to enhance scientific inquiry, promote language arts skills, and build natural history knowledge, while creating a more reflective learner. Want to include journaling during an upcoming field trip? Just let us know when you book your visit – and have students bring their journals along.