All Meaningful Watershed Experience (MWEE) field experiences scheduled with PWCS EAGLES program are cancelled.   MWEE information updates will be published on this site. Please contact Kirsten White, EAGLES Center teacher/coordinator, with questions or concerns at whiteke@pwcs.edu

 

In 2014, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement was renewed, with a focus on Environmental Literacy.

GOAL:  ENABLE EVERY STUDENT IN THE REGION TO GRADUATE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO ACT RESPONSIBLY TO PROTECT AND RESTORE THEIR LOCAL WATERSHED

  • Student Outcome - Continually increase students' age-appropriate understanding of the watershed through participation in teacher-supported, meaningful watershed educational experiences and rigorous, inquiry-based instruction, with a target of at least one MWEE in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Sustainable Schools Outcome - Continually increase the number of schools in the region that reduce the impact of their buildings and grounds on their local watershed, environment and human health through best practices, including student-led protection and restoration projects.
This page is dedicated to providing students, teachers, schools, and community partners the ability to learn more about environmental literacy and provide information about ways to become involved in site-based sustainability projects.

 

Announcements

Become aVirginia Naturally Recognized School

"Virginia Naturally Schools is the official environmental education school recognition program of the Commonwealth, administered by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with support from the Department of Education, Department of Environmental Quality and other resource agencies. " Currently only one school in Prince William County is officially recognized by this program.  Applying for this program is easy.  See the document container below for a copy of the application.  Visit the Virginia Naturally website. 
 

Governor's Conservation Classroom Challenge is Up and Running!

TEACHERS: To recognize your environmental education efforts, the Conservation Classroom Challenge was established . If you have ever completed an action project to help students make informed environmental decisions; provided your students with quality hands-on environmental education; if your students have helped to maintain school buildings or grounds to support positive environmental and human health outcomes; or if your students participated in a MWEE field experience and you followed up with an action project, you are already meeting the Governor's Challenge and can be recognized for your efforts! Follow this link to learn more and to see suggested challenges for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Learn about the Conservation Challenge.

Eastern Area Grounds for Learning Environmental Science

E.A.G.L.E.S. Center Programs

 

Links

VDOE Environmental Literacy

Includes information on the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, standards addressing environmental literacy,  sustainable school programs, teaching resources abd professional development.


Site-Based Action Projects

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative 

PLT GreenSchools

VA Department of Environmental Quality

VA Green Ribbon School

Virginia Naturally Partner School



Volunteer and Stewardship Opportunities

Adopt-A-Stream
Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District - local and regional volunteer opportunities

Adopt-a-Stream on Google Maps
Streams available for adoption have green markers.

Alice Ferguson Foundation
The AFF is focused on watershed education and stewardship

Friends of the Occoquan
Upcoming Events

 PW Dept of Public Works

Provides links to several different organizations that need volunteers

Keep Prince William Beautiful
Keep Prince William Beautiful is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful.

 

Contact Information


E.A.G.L.E.S. Center and Environmental Education Coordinator
Kirsten White
571.242.0020
whiteke@pwcs.edu