Pure water gushes over rocks in a Pennsylvania State Park stream.
Teachers learn about the stream that they are going to study during a Watershed Education Teacher Workshop with Pennsylvania State Parks.
Measuring stream width during a Watershed Education Teacher Workshop with Pennsylvania State Parks.
Water quality test kits are ready to be utilized for chemical testing during a Watershed Education Teacher Workshop with Pennsylvania State Parks.
Teachers sort Benthic Macroinvertebrates to calculate the stream’s biodiversity index during a Watershed Education Teacher Workshop with Pennsylvania State Parks.

Welcome

Welcome to Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks Watershed Education (WE) Program!

WE is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum that is geared for students in grades 6 through 12. By blending hands-on classroom and field investigations which are modeled on professional research methodologies, students participate in data collection and analysis, community networking and partnerships, and stewardship and service learning activities.

Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks developed Watershed Education to guide students and teachers in the investigation of local watersheds. WE promotes in-depth, multi-modal learning and understanding of water resources while encouraging students to examine their watershed holistically.

Overview

Watershed Education (WE) is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum that is geared for students in grades 6 -12.
 

Training

To participate in DCNR’s Watershed Education Program, educators must be trained by a PA Bureau of State Parks WE facilitator.
 

Parks that offer WE

Where is Watershed Education offered?
 

Database

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The newly revised DCNR Watershed Education (WE) Database provides a place for all participating WE schools to enter field investigation data.
 

Maps

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View the collection of DCNR Water Basin maps for Pennsylvania.
 

Studying a Stream

Pennsylvania’s streams tell a story; a story of wildlife that live along muddy banks or hide in quiet pools; a story of people who make their homes in its basin and quench thirst from its waters.
 

 

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