Watershed Science Program

“Creating future watershed stewards through hands-on lessons that connect subject areas and students to their local environment”

What is watershed science?

Watershed Science is the study of terrestrial (land), aquatic (water), and riparian (where land meets water) ecosystems. Watershed science also includes humans and their interactions with these ecosystems—namely human behaviors that affect water quality, either directly or indirectly.

A cornerstone of the Friends’ educational programs, the Watershed Science Program is available to schools within the Cobbossee Watershed free of charge. Our array of lessons bring environmentally-relevant issues to the classroom through hands-on activities. Whether you are looking for multiple visits or a one-time “splash” of watershed science, the Friends are ready to assist.

For more information on what the Friends can provide to your school and to schedule a lesson, please contact us.



“That wasn’t just science, that was amazing science!”

—Readfield Elementary 3rd grade student

“The Watershed Science Program is a highlight of my 4th graders’ year. The hands-on lessons and Cami’s approach are very effective.”

—Helen Thompson, 4th grade teacher