The Juniata Clean Water Partnership (JCWP) has been assisting community groups,
organizations, and area schools in implementing watershed conservation projects,
activities, and environmental education throughout the region for years.
The JCWP is a non-profit coalition
of conservation groups, county planners, conservation districts, watershed
associations, and citizens. JCWP
can help area teachers meet the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Environment
and Ecology by providing environmental education programs or field trips.
Educational programs include a variety of hands on activities, experiments, and
live animals. Most of the activities are designed for one classroom
at a time, but most can be adapted to larger audiences. All programs can
be adjusted to meet the needs and interests of the group. Each lesson's
objective addresses one or more of the Pennsylvania Standards for Environment
and Ecology. All the educational programs are free
of charge to any school, home school, library, civic or youth group based in
The activities can include Live Macroinvertebrates, EnviroScape, Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) Field Trip, Watershed Presentation, Wetland Field Trip, Invasive Species Presentation, or any other requested related subject or field trip. The educational programs would demonstrate (depending on the specific program) the water cycle, dynamics of watersheds, physical factors, characteristics and functions of wetlands, and impacts of watersheds and wetlands. The students will be able to become active participants and problem solvers with real environmental issues affecting them, their homes, and their communities. They will become aware of how they affect their own drinking water and their own environmental surroundings.
For more information, contact the JCWP office at 814-506-1190 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Activity Lesson Plans
AMD Field Trip
Wetland Field Trip