This group is intended to get people engaged and excited about the Catawba River and all the recreational opportunities she has to offer. As a Waterkeeper Alliance member, we are your local, on-the-water non-profit that works to engage, protect, and educate our communities on the Catawba River Basin in both North Carolina and South Carolina. We provide awareness through engagement with the Catawba River in hopes to create a greater sense of environmental stewardship to all 2 million+ stakeholders that benefit from the River everyday.
We are looking for teachers to help launch our new Water Education Program in South Carolina elementary schools directed toward 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
A background in teaching is preferred, but it is not required. Each volunteer will go through training and shadowing, which will prepare the volunteer to be able to deliver the lessons with confidence.
We are only in a couple schools at the moment, but hope to expand rather quickly. We are working with 4H to reach more schools in South and North Carolina. Our water lesson plans follow the South Carolina academic standards. Each lesson is around 45 minutes long. Catawba Riverkeeper volunteers would teach the initial lesson to a chosen grade level. After three subsequent lessons by the 4H members and classroom teachers, the volunteer will present the final lesson.
The time commitment is two full days plus training to begin. As we expand into more schools, the time commitment will increase.