Environmental Learning Campus in Edwardsville

Educational programs at the Watershed Nature Center offer engaging, nature-based experiences that invite students to gain awareness and appreciation for the environment.  Programs are designed to address Common Core and Illinois State Learning Standards in many areas, emphasizing activities that correlate with The Next Generation Science Standards.  Students participate in “learning by doing” experiences that connect science, technology, society and nature.

We are committed to providing excellent environmental education for all children to help them understand the natural world and their place as environmental stewards. The Center has accessible trails and age-appropriate curriculum that can be adapted for all student needs. Additionally, we have diverse internship opportunities for high school and college students. Professors can call or e-mail us to discus service learning, research partnerships, and other collaboration opportunities. 

This fall we will be scheduling field trips for grades k - 1, please stay tuned for details and availability.