Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Water & Watersheds

Water & Watersheds is an engaging Environmental Education Program designed for grades 5-7 and 9-10 at the Boardman River Nature Center. In this 2 hour program, students will explore water as a precious natural resource, define a watershed and create a interactive model, and perform stream sampling to assess the water quality of the Jack’s Creek.  Through interactive games and an outdoor hiking adventure that explores the Boardman River dam removal case study, students will have a better understanding of their relationship to the watershed our community interacts with every day.

The Water & Watersheds program will encompass three main components:

  1. Freshwater is essential for life, yet scarce on earth – so stewardship of freshwater is important.
  1. A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common body of water.
  1. Everything that happens throughout a watershed can affect the quality of water in the water body it drains to, affecting people, habitat, and other organisms.

All of our programs meet many Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Next Generation Science Standards.

For a full list of standards that the Ecosystems Environmental Education program conforms to,CLICK HERE.