iSchool Teams Up with the Anacostia Watershed Society for Exciting Field Study Opportunities

iSchool Teams Up with the Anacostia Watershed Society for Exciting Field Study Opportunities

Are you interested in learning about how you can improve the environment and sustainability in Prince George's County, Maryland?

Join the Watershed Stewards Academy!
March 21 - May 9, 2018
8 Classes (See Dates and Times Below)
Location: University of Maryland College Park Campus, Hornbake Building
Tuition Cost: $75

This classroom and field-based course is being offered through a partnership between the University of Maryland College of Information Studies and the Anacostia Watershed Society.

The Watershed Stewards Academy equips and supports community members to recognize and address local pollution problems in their nearby streams and rivers. This 8-session classroom and field-based course provides partipants with the tools and resources to serve as a point person in community on watershed issues and solutions. Participants will learn about storm-water runoff, identify green resources in the community, learn about aquatic insects, conduct water quality sampling, and go on a boat tour of the Anacostia River. Participants will also receive guidance on how to put together their own watershed projects, such as a trash clean up event, a rain barrel demonstration, or a native plants planting event. iSchool faculty members, Dr. Jenny Preece and Dr. Tamara Clegg, will lead technology-based learning activities during the course through NatureNet (

Upon completion of the course, participants will become Certified Master Watershed Stewards.

For more information and to register, please visit or contact Matt Gallagher at  


Spring 2018 Course Dates & Times

Wednesday, Mar. 21st, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, Mar. 24th , 2:00-5:00pm
Saturday, Apr. 7th , 1:00-4:30pm
Wednesday, Apr. 11th, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, Apr. 21st, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, Apr. 28th, 1:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, May 9th, 6:30-9:00pm