Nurturing watershed awareness and stewardship through place-based education
In the Blackfoot, we believe that the best place to learn about the watershed is in the watershed, and that our best teachers are those who have experience here. That’s why our education programs are place-based and hands-on. We get kids outside with local experts like ranchers, naturalists, foresters, historians, and biologists to learn about the watershed’s inhabitants as well as topics like grazing management, water conservation, forest restoration, and wildlife conflict reduction. Watershed teachers guide the direction of our programs. We also engage adults through educational presentations and citizen science opportunities.
Header photo: Blackfoot Challenge; Inset photo: Dylan Brown
Throughout the year, we coordinate a variety of education events and activities for both children and adults. Browse all of these ongoing offerings.
We work with trained local volunteers to gather information about our local environment, such as water quality and bird populations. Learn more about these programs and how to participate.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Over the years, we have developed and compiled a variety of resources for educators to use as they teach students about the watershed we live in. Find these resources here.