Charles River Watershed Association continues to monitor recommendations of our local health officials in regards to COVID-19 and will remain vigilant of the evolving situation. We will adapt our practices as appropriate, and continue to keep you updated. As of this time, following CDC guidelines, we have decided to suspend all outreach and education visits through the end of the year, at which point we will re-evaluate. If you think CRWA can support your educational program during this time in some remote capacity don't hesitate to reach out! We are happy to hop on Zoom for a brief visit with you and your students. Virtual visits will waive the required donation cost, but donations in any amount are encouraged.
CRWA attends community events and visit classrooms, camps, and informal youth programs! School visits typically include a hands-on demonstration and presentation.
Classroom visits require a donation of $100/class presentation to help us cover costs. A typical presentation can vary from 30-60 minutes, depending on your school’s schedule and student age. If your school or program cannot afford the fee, check the pro bono request box in the form below. CRWA provides a dedicated number of pro bono presentations every year. All presentations and demonstrations are personalized for each visit.
CRWA also attends community events such as fairs, festivals, or speaking panels across the watershed.
Please fill out a request form for your event at least 3 weeks in advance.
Watershed in a Box
Our biggest hit with children and families is our “Watershed in a Box” hands-on demonstration, which uses an enviroscape model to teach kids about the importance of nature, the different kinds of pollution, and how pollution gets into rivers and other waterbodies. We also discuss the ways everyone can become an environmental steward and make changes to protect our environment and reduce pollution. This model can also be adapted to show climate change impacts and the nature-based solutions we can put into place to combat them.
If you are looking for a presentation, CRWA often speaks about the Charles River watershed, eco-friendly habits and volunteer opportunities, green infrastructure, climate change, water quality, and more.
CRWA often tables at festivals, fairs, and other community events! We'd love to bring hands-on demonstrations and speak with residents. Donations for these events are encouraged to help cover costs, but not required.