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Teacher Training

Training sessions provide teachers with a better understanding of the contest and the local watershed issues. The Program Coordinator is available for an in-person or group training. Call for a meeting today!

FREE – Classroom Presentations and Community Mentor 
Teachers may request a classroom presentation to introduce the topic of watersheds, discuss local environmental concerns and explain the contest. If a watershed ambassador is available, a 60 minute presentation will be provided plus mentorship throughout the contest. Free watershed resources are also available. Contact your local Program Coordinator.

Teacher Time Commitment

This contest can be an after school activity or in-class project. Student’s success directly relates to teachers assigning the contest and assisting students with their work. Giving students sufficient time to complete the contest assignment is more effective in producing quality projects.

  • Attend teacher training (optional)
  • Discuss and assign the contest
    • 30 minutes
  • Assist students with ideas
    • time commitment will vary depending on level of interest of students and teacher
  • Remind students about contest entry deadline
    • initially every other week – 10 minutes times six weeks
    • every week one month prior to deadline – 10 minutes times four weeks
  • Students may want to give a classroom presentation (optional)
    • 5 minute time limit per presentation
  • If your student is selected as a finalist, help prepare them for their verbal presentation
    • up to 2 hours
  • If your student is selected as a finalist, attend verbal competition and awards presentation
    • 4 hours


Call your local Program Coordinator today!

Curriculum Connections

DCPS Grade 6 Standards and Learning Activities – Click here

DCPS Grade 7 Standards and Learning Activities – Click here

Virginia Standards of Learning – Click here