Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council has received funding to implement the Water Resources Education Program (WREP). WREP is a program that engages students in introductory, foundation-laying, watershed experiences that enhance the local curriculum, increase water resources literacy and foster stewardship ethic in a team structure. As part of WREP, students will research and investigate a water resources issue and identify the need for action through learning about their surrounding community.
Essential program elements:
- Interested, dedicated teacher - Teachers will have support from Watershed Council staff to integrate knowledge of environmental issues and watershed concepts into their current curriculum.
- Curriculum Integration– Every effort will be made to integrate into classroom curriculum providing authentic, age appropriate, engaging multi-disciplinary content to address current standards. Each classroom team will have an individualized experience based on interest within the group.
- Learn Local Spectrum/Place Based Education – This program promotes learning from the local community and environment and is the primary resource for the student experience. Learning about local and regional issues creates a connection to community that will foster a stewardship ethic within the team.
- Team Service – Watershed Council education staff will provide a framework of experiences including classroom sessions, support for site experiences, and resource support of a team stewardship project.
- Resource Persons – Provides experience with local resource persons based on team stewardship projects to further strengthen the “Learn Local Spectrum.”
2018 WREP PROJECT - Petoskey Middle School
To view the powerpoint that each class presented, click on the presentation cover below.
2018 WREP Project - Wolverine Public School
2018 WREP Project - Ellsworth Public School
Click here to view the Ellsworth WREP powerpoint presentation.
Funding for the WREP program has been generously provided by:
Supporting 2018-2019 for
Charlevoix County Schools