Nature Vision offers Blue Teams, a student stewardship project funded by our water sponsors. Blue Teams are groups of kindergarden-12th grade students who commit to taking on and completing a watershed stewardship project. Students complete projects such as invasive plant removal, native plant restoration, planting waterwise gardens, finding and fixing leaks, and much more.
The Blue Team program was developed to educate local youth about water resources and related ecosystems, foster sustainable stewardship values and practices in the community through hands-on youth projects, and to empower youth to take positive steps to improve their local environment.
Blue Teams receive Nature Vision’s help in planning, preparing for, and executing their projects at school or at an off-campus project site, as well as regular teacher consultations via phone or email. Teachers/Instructors may register their class or youth group to become a team, and Nature Vision staff will help each team to design a watershed stewardship project. Staff will visit the students multiple times to teach inquiry-based programs, giving the students the knowledge and help they will need to successfully complete and understand the value of their project.
Bellevue Utilities, Cascade Water Alliance, City of Bothell, Kirkland Public Works, and Woodinville Water District Blue Teams are available for 2016!
King County Flood Control District sponsored Blue Teams are available for 3-12th grade students in schools in the Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley School District for the 2016-2017 school year!
Cascade Water Alliance and Nature Vision have developed this new program to facilitate online student networking about water. Think Pen Pals of the 21st century! Students use a secure blog to share projects, photos, and research. Students can compare and contrast what they’re learning about their local watershed and water related issues with other classrooms around the region as well as from around the world. The open structure offers many valuable learning experiences, and lends support towards the Next Generation Science Standards as well as Common Core Standards for ELA and Social Studies. For more information on AquaPals and to register, please download the flier. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.