Environmental Education

Environmental Stewardship is one of WSSC’s strategic values and we take it seriously. Through partnerships with conservation groups, school districts, and scout councils the Community Relations team leads meaningful water-related experiences for groups of all ages. These programs provide participants with an authentic watershed experience that enhances their knowledge about water as a natural resource and provides them the motivation to take individual action to assist in the protection of Maryland’s waterways.    

Environmental EducationPrograms include:

School Field Trips and Classroom visits – These programs focus on the water cycle, land management to protect water sources, non-point source pollution, and local wildlife.  For grades 2nd through 6th. 

Girl Scout Journeys –  WSSC’s Wonder of Water Journey workshop allows scouts to learn about the science and conservation of water. By visiting one of WSSC’s recreation areas and learning about the watershed and source water protection scouts will be ready to not only LOVE and SAVE water but also SHARE what they have learned about water. Interested troops should complete the WSSC Education Tours & Programs form. WSSC also hosts an annual journey day on a Saturday in the fall. Details 

Boy Scout Merit Badges – Through the Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge workshop scouts will have a meaningful experience learning about soil and water by visiting part of WSSC’s 5,600 acres of watershed property. WSSC can also work with your troop to organize a stewardship project that meets the badge requirements.  

Homeschool Groups, Youth Groups, and Summer Camps – Through tours and hands-on activities our Environmental Outreach Coordinator can work with you to develop activities that meet the needs of your group. For Ages 7+

To request a program please review the list of programs then fill out the WSSC Education Tours & Programs.

Our staff is committed to creating environmental education programs that fit the needs of local groups, please contact our Environmental Outreach Coordinator if you don’t see a program that fits your group’s goals.  301-206-8100, or by email to communityoutreach@wsscwater.com.


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