Watershed Rangers Program


Become a Watershed Ranger!

In the Watershed Rangers Program, students will learn about the importance of the San Francisco Bay estuary watershed and how we can all play a part in keeping it clean and healthy. In this exciting, hands-on program, students will study colorful satellite maps, experiment with a model of the San Francisco Bay estuary and learn what our watershed provides for people and wildlife. Students will take action for a cleaner environment by completing beach clean-ups, Zero-Waste events, buddy-class presentations and more.

“Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful program! It was well-planned, our Instructor was wonderful, and the students were engaged with hands-on, thoughtful curricula the whole time!”
— Tina Twite, Teacher, Franklin Elementary School, Alameda

This program provides a fun, educational, and meaningful experience for third grade students. Engaging environmental education projects integrate science, math and art activities.

“Now that I am a Watershed Ranger I will pick up at least three pieces of trash every day. When I pack lunch I will use reusable things.”
— Charles,  Student, Lum Elementary School, Alameda

In hands-on investigations, you and your students will:

  • Study colorful satellite image maps of the San Francisco Bay
  • Learn about watersheds and creek-bay-ocean connections
  • Conduct a neighborhood storm drain pollution survey and litter clean-up project
  • Analyze trash collected and learn how to use the Five Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Refuse) to reduce trash and waste at the source
  • Complete a special Environmental Action Project choice – beach/creek/lake trash clean-up, Zero-Waste event or Five Rs presentation to a buddy class.

Students become Watershed Rangers by:

  • Making a personal and family pledge to reduce storm drain pollution
  • Becoming an active leader in their school community to reduce pollution to the watershed.

“I have noticed that as a result of this program my students are being more responsible for picking up their trash in the cafeteria and on the yard. They are helping to keep the cafeteria and common areas free of litter even when the litter is not theirs.”
— Janay Gonsalves, Teacher, Henry Haight Elementary School, Alameda

This is a scholarship program, please contact us to determine if your school is eligible to participate.

Click here to view the Watershed Rangers Program 2017-2018 Year in Review Flyer.
Click here to view the Watershed Rangers Program 2016-2017 Year in Review Flyer.
Click here to view the Watershed Rangers Program 2015-2016 Year in Review Flyer.
Click here to view the Watershed Rangers Program 2014-2015 Year in Review Flyer.
Click here to view the Watershed Rangers Program 2013-2014 Year in Review Flyer.

Email: schoolprograms@kidsforthebay.org  |  (510) 985-1602