Turning ideas into
environmental solutions.

CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDStm is an education program that engages students in preserving and improving their local watersheds through student-led solutions.

This program is curriculum-based and an excellent way to bring project-based learning to the classroom. Plus, students and their schools can win cash-prizes!

Watershed Info Graphic provided by Michigan Sea Grant (http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu)

What is a
Watershed?

If you don't know what a watershed is, it's time to find out...we all live in one.
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Why Should You Care?

Youth around the world are turning their environmental ideas into solutions. The Caring For Our Watersheds program asks the question, "What can you do to improve your watershed?" The contest may not be offered in your town, but YOU are still encouraged to answer the question by taking action in your community
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Watershed Contest

Finalists from each contest win cash prizes for themselves and their school or club, with additional funding available to implement any realistic solution. If students want to take action, we can help make it happen! Community mentorship and watershed presentations available. Watch the video to learn more.
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The Ripple Effect Challenge

Across contests, youth are implementing environmental projects and challenging other students to do the same. These projects create positive ripples - much like a drop of water - affecting entire communities through a single solution. Check out their action videos here!

Legacy Stories

Where are they now? Learn how CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS has created lasting impact for students involved in the program.
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Ready to Get Started?

Learn more about your local contest by selecting your location. Enter the contest any time by selecting Enter Contest.
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Students involved
300
Community partners & volunteers each year
300
Projects implemented
$0+
Funding available annually