Project Watershed Central New York
Project Watershed is ...
an environmental education and community outreach program that engages central New York high school, middle school and college students, and adult volunteers, in monitoring water quality and conserving local streams.
What we do ...
- Engage middle school and high school students in hands-on, real-world science using streams as living classrooms.
- Educate teachers, students and adults about water quality, watershed ecology, pollution, and stream monitoring.
- Collect scientifically valid data for schools, the public, and government agencies responsible for water quality.
- Instill a commitment to sensible stewardship of water resources among participants.
- Report pollution problems and conserve streams.
How we do it ...
Project Watershed is a full service program. We bring experienced program leaders, equipment and expertise to a stream close to the school or adult group. In less than two hours, participants collect biological, chemical and physical data. The data, curriculum activities, and other valuable information is available for students, teachers, government agencies and the general public. Participants also learn about why watersheds are important and how to protect them.
To upload data, please go to the Watershed Quality Database.
For more information about Project Watershed ...
- Visit the Project Watershed Web site
- Read Project Watershed: Connecting Students with Nature (PDF)
For more help identifying aquatic macroinvertebrates ...
Project Watershed In the News
- Local Teachers Explore the Onondaga Lake Watershed (Syracuse Post-Standard, August 10, 2010)
- Jamesville-DeWitt middle schoolers wade into environmental science (Syracuse Post-Standard, November 16, 2009)
- Nottingham students test the health of Meadow Brook (Syracuse Post-Standard, June 4, 2009)