Save The River believes that education is the key to understanding the local environment around us.
To create a better understanding of the St. Lawrence River and the role it plays in our communities, Save The River has teamed up with North Country school districts to develop a special program that connects students directly to the River and instill life-long interest in the stewardship of the St. Lawrence River and its natural environment.
Save The River in the Schools is an exciting program that not only brings the River into the classrooms through hands-on curriculum activities but also brings the classroom to the River through educational On-the-Water field trips. Whether it’s a lesson on the St. Lawrence Muskellunge, or a hands-on water quality testing activity, students at all grade levels are learning firsthand of the importance of the St. Lawrence River.
The buzz continues to grow! Since its inception in 2009 the program has grown exponentially. An average of 1,200 North Country students make that connection to the St. Lawrence River.
Save The River in the Schools program is critical to providing the next generation of River stewards with the tools to address River protection in a changing environment and the importance of protecting this critical resource.
Special thanks to the Fresh Sound Foundation, Ferguson Foundation, E.J. Noble Foundation, and Save The River members whose generous support has aided in the development of the Save The River In The Schools program.
Save The River’s In the Schools Program has been designed to impact the community by enriching the depth of understanding and sensitivity about the River environment in school-aged children.
Over the last 10+ years, Save The River has been working with school teachers to create St. Lawrence River curriculum for local area classrooms. By providing this curriculum in the classroom, Save The River will educate the next generation about the importance of the St. Lawrence River and give students the tools to help protect this important resource for the future.
We have provided these units for teachers to take and use in the classroom. We also hope you will check out our Education Resource Links, which will provide you with additional resources to help shape the curriculum to meet your classroom needs.
Save The River’s In the Schools Program is partnering with teachers from school districts up and down the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Click here to view some examples of the projects that they have completed with their students and continue to implement on an annual basis. If you are interested in participating in Save The River’s In the Schools Program we’d love to hear from you.