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School Programs

About the Watershed Education Program

The Watershed Education Program (WEP) is a model for district-wide environmental education currently used in Westport Public Schools. WEP complements school programs and helps teachers address science standards in their classrooms. It is WRWA's goal to expand lessons into other towns within the Westport Watershed.  All lessons are designed to meet learning standards identified in the 2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. The main emphasis of WEP programs fall under life sciences.  

PreK: Creatures of the Westport River
Kindergarten: Organic Gardening (Includes school garden project)
Grade 1: Plants and Animal of Vernal Pools
Grade 2: Coastal Habitats

Grades 3: A Feathery Focus
Grade 4: The Estuary
Grade 5: The Dunes System (Includes field study to plant dune grasses)
Grade 6: Fossils
Grade 7: Horseshoe Crabs: Ecosystem Interactions

Grade 8: Plankton
High School: Adopt-a-Watershed (includes lessons in environmental chemistry and assessing water quality)


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WRWA offers classroom and field trip experiences for schools located within the watershed towns of Westport,  Dartmouth, Fall River, and Freetown in Massachusetts, and Tiverton and Little Compton in Rhode Island. 


For questions and to schedule your program, please contact:
Kim Botelho, Education Director
508-636-3016 ext. 1006,

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