School Community Partnerships for Watershed Restoration

Register now for this special opportunity for middle and high school teachers

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Join middle and high school teachers from across Oregon as you build your capacity for engaging students in meaningful watershed restoration projects.

Participants will:

  • Examine current watershed research findings
  • Participate with other teachers in watershed field investigations
  • Learn strategies to engage students in watershed-based service-learning projects
  • Explore opportunities to engage students across disciplines and grade levels
  • Work with community partners to develop and implement a plan for integration of natural resources with a watershed focus.
  • Earn 3 graduate credits over the 2-year project.

Two-Year Project Overview

April 25 & 26, 2014, Workshop One, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, OR

You will explore real-life examples of involving students in watershed restoration projects, examine interdisciplinary approaches to watershed-based projects, and discuss possible projects with community partners.

May of 2014, Workshop Two, ½ day at your school, Date TBD

Local teachers and community partners visit potential restoration sites in their local communities to identify potential watershed restoration service-learning projects.

Summer of 2014, Planning Meeting, 1/2 day in your community, Date TBD

Teachers and community partners refine plan for engaging students in watershed restoration service-learning projects.

Fall of 2014, Workshop Three, ½ day at your school, Date TBD

Community partner and teacher project planning and mentoring.

On-line discussion and progress sharing throughout the project


Participants will receive:

  • Travel reimbursement, lodging, and food for the February 2014 workshop
  • Substitute reimbursement for school-year workshops
  • Funding to purchase watershed project supplies and equipment.
  • Three graduate level credits (at cost to the participant) over the course of the 1.5-year project.
  • Support of a facilitator who will come to your school to work with school-community partner teams to plan watershed projects.


Web discussion forum for current participants.

For questions, contact the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program project coordinator, Kari O'Connell, at 541-737-6495 or .  

The School Community Partnerships for Watershed Restoration project is brought to you by the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, College of Forestry, Oregon State University through funding by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.