Watershed Science and Stewardship Academy

31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609)737-3735, ext. 35
The Watershed Science and Stewardship Academy classes are week-long environmental investigations for high school students during the summer. This year’s seven exciting offerings use Next Generation Science Standards to explore environmental careers alongside professors and professionals through hands-on activities engaged in real scientific techniques and conservation projects.  

Environmental Art | July 1-3, 2019 
The world of nature has long inspired artists of all media. Join local artist Susan Hoenig for an ecological perspective in creating art. 

Candid Wildlife | July 1-3, 2019 
Trail cameras are valuable research, conservation and education tools, offering unique glimpses into the lives of our animal neighbors. 

Stream Science | July 8-12, 2019 
Learn how freshwater scientists determine water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes, and drinking water by studying water quality indicators and land use. This is a hands-on course where students will perform an in-depth exploration of the Lower Stony Brook, a major tributary to the Millstone River, then use a holistic approach to determine watershed health, identify potential sources of pollution, and propose ways to address any negative impacts. 

Climate Change | July 15-19, 2019 
Discover what drives climate change and the impact of human activities with the help of Emmy Award-winning meteorologist, Bernadette Woods Placky, and state climatologist David Robinson. 

Environmental Field Science | July 22-26, 2019 
Are you curious about the actions that scientists and environmental groups are taking to study and develop conservation efforts? Explore New Jersey through daily, investigative trips. Learn about the different studies, techniques, and conservation work in ecological field science by participating with academic and other professional groups.  Enjoy daily outings with the Watershed staff to gain hands-on experiences at our local rivers and coastal areas. 

Clean Water Academy | July 29–August 2, 2019 
Join the Watershed’s Science Director, Steven Tuorto, PhD., and his science staff to learn how rainwater mixes with nutrients, pesticides, fertilizers, and many other chemicals we use to create “people pollution”. Also known as “non-point source pollution”, the mixing of these chemicals into stormwater runoff is the most serious threat to the future of clean drinking water and healthy river & stream ecosystems.  Learn how the Watershed’s Science and Advocacy departments are working on projects that are paving the way for better laws and actions for managing rainwater to keep our watersheds healthy. 

Green Architecture & Energy | August 5-9, 2019 
The key to a sustainable future lies in current and future generations learning how to construct and renovate structures in a way that we minimize our impact on the environment. 

For more information about the Watershed Academy or to register online, visit thewatershed.org/academy.
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Watershed Science and Stewardship Academy
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609)737-3735, ext. 35