Watershed Education Initiative (WEI)
WEI connects students with their local watershed, providing a sense of ownership and stewardship for the health of the Truckee River. Conducted over a four week period, WEI includes three in-class lessons, one field-study experience, pre- and post-assessments, classroom extension lessons for teachers, family and community engagement, and citizen science. Curriculum developed and delivered by SNJ’s team of credentialed teachers aligns to state and national standards and the North American Association for Environmental Education’s Guidelines for Excellence.
This program instructs students on their impacts on the local watershed and teaches them to become better stewards of the Truckee River. It also increases public awareness of the critical water quality issues affecting water resources, the importance of protecting our water resources, and those programs in-place to protect our critical water resources.