Apply Now for the Spring 2019

To apply, first download and complete the lesson-plan formatted proposal. Once completed, fill out the brief application form below and attach your completed project proposal.


Expectations of Watershed Classroom Teachers

  1. Attempt to the best of their ability to complete the curriculum outlined in their proposal.

  2. Administer WC provided pre- and post- assessments to gauge student learning.

  3. Share project photos and classroom materials with our Watershed Classroom coordinator.

  4. Send 2 or more student representatives to our annual Watershed Classroom Student Showcase.

  5. Complete a reflective end of year survey.

your Project Proposal will include…

  1. An Essential question: A central question that focuses your project and student learning.

  2. Key learning objectives: Concrete objectives for student knowledge, understanding, and performance.

  3. At least three outdoor fieldwork activities

  4. State standards: CA Common Core, CA History and Social Science Content Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and/or CA Blueprint for Environmental Literacy

  5. A public product: Students have a way to share their work with the community.

  6. A clear connection to the Petaluma Watershed

  7. An orientation: Watershed Classroom staff will visit your class to welcome students to the Watershed Classroom and discuss watershed features and facts.

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