Programs for Schools

Killingly VoAg students monitor for stream-living critters. Photo by K. Couture.

Killingly VoAg students monitor for stream-living critters. Photo by K. Couture.

 Welcome educators and youth leaders!
“Education is not the filling of a pail,  but the lighting of a fire.”
                William Butler Yeats

 

 

The Last Green Valley is pleased to offer resources that can complement your curricula and programs, and support a connection between your students and where they live.

Our watershed education program is a free 30-45 minute interactive opportunity for middle school students (can be modified for younger or older groups) – appropriate and fun for classrooms, club meetings, and camps.  The TLGV School Outreach Coordinator will bring all necessary materials to conduct a hands-on session using watershed maps and an Enviroscape, a table-top watershed model. Students will be able to analyze maps, ask questions, make observations, and predict how day-to-day activities can impact stormwater and water quality in our lakes, rivers, and Long Island Sound.  Students will learn about pollution prevention and best management practices to help keep pollution from entering our water bodies.  Each classroom will receive a watershed map and each student will receive an activity booklet to reinforce the concepts discussed during the session. The presentation will conclude with a brief “quiz” to test your students’ knowledge!  For more information about the Watershed Education Program, or to book a session for your students, email Christine@tlgv.org.

This project is funded in part by the Charter Oak Federal Credit Union and we are grateful for their support.  charteroak