Ocean Institute's Watershed Education Program | UL Innovative Education Award
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Ocean Institute's Watershed Education Program

Ocean Institute
California

This program is an integrated-discipline experience designed for 5th grade students, from communities throughout Southern California, to explore the science of watersheds. Students investigate ecological integrity and environmental impact, while learning essential research techniques at the Ocean Institute. They use their field experience to develop research projects, with a focus on their local community, that are presented at the Kids’ Conferences on Watersheds. Students emerge from the program with skills in scientific research, communication, and an increase in understanding about watershed issues. The program challenges students to empower themselves, their schools, and their communities to be responsible stewards of our environment.