For Schools (K-12)
The Wolf River Conservancy offers free environmental education programming to K-12 students in Memphis Shelby County Schools, independent schools, and schools throughout the Mid-South. We seek to connect classroom concepts to the real world by offering place-based education, hands-on activities, service projects, and field trips, in addition to classroom programs on the Wolf River and a variety of related topics such as the aquifer, water quality, watersheds, wildlife, ecology, and conservation. All programs reinforce state education standards and can be tailored to the goals of individual teachers. For more information on school programs, please contact Cathy Justis. We also offer periodic Project WET Workshops for educators and interested community members.
Since 1984, Project WET has been developing fun, hands-on, award-winning activities for teachers to use in the classroom and outdoors. We offer periodic Project WET Workshops at no cost to educators and other interested adults. Workshops include a copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 for participants to use with their students. We sample a variety of activities as well as learn about the Wolf River watershed, and local and global water issues. Pre-registration is required. Please check the Activity Calendar for upcoming workshops.
A Wolf River Conservancy educator can come to your classroom or auditorium to talk about The Wolf River and present a Power Point slide show to the students. Depending on the venue, time limit, and group size, we can include wildlife artifacts and other visuals aids, too. Please contact Cathy Justis, our Educational Director, for details.