The Narragansett Bay Commission's Watershed Explorers (NBCWE) program is a free, comprehensive, hands-on environmental education program that educated students and teachers about the health of their local watersheds through monthly in-class lessons, two water quality testing field trips, and a culminating environmental education symposium which takes place at the end of each program year. Every year, NBC staff educates over five hundred elementary school students and teachers from ten school districts located in the NBC service areas. Although the lessons change a little from year to year to meet new state and federal education standards, the message remains the same: environmental stewardship. Through this program, students and teachers obtain a greater appreciation for their local watershed, and in turn use that appreciation to educate others about the watershed and how to protect it.
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