Thames River Watershed Resilience Project
AUGUST 19 - 22, 2019
at Project O in Groton, CT
Project Oceanology is recruiting applications from middle and high school teachers and their students for the Thames River Watershed Resilience Project!
Teachers: Learn how to set up and deliver meaningful watershed educational experiences for your students! Teachers will receive more than 30 hours of professional training on watershed education, climate resilience, and NGSS during a residential workshop August 19-22. Work aboard our large research vessels, on skiffs, in the marsh, in the community, and in the classroom, and learn how to use NOAA and Project Oceanology education resources and tools to enhance learning in your classroom.
Programming for your Students: Each teacher will participate with their students in a series of educational programs, during the 2019 - 2020 school year, focused on climate resilience in the Thames River watershed. The programming will include a research trip aboard the R/V Envirolab, a research trip to a marsh, a trip to the Mashantucket Pequot museum, in-school visits, and meetings with environmental professionals working in their own communities. Teachers will also have access to a supplies budget for implementation of a stewardship action project at their school, designed by students and teachers in collaboration with Project Oceanology educators.
The program can accommodate one teacher for every 25 participating students. Teams of teachers from the same school are encouraged to apply together.
The Thames River Watershed Resilience Project is part of NOAA’s Bay and Watershed Education Training Program (B-WET), an internationally acclaimed training program for teachers within Thames River Watershed Towns.
Email Molly Jacobs at with questions about the program.