Welcome to Your Watershed Lessons

Dive into our supplemental classroom resources for Welcome to Your Watershed, providing students an engaging journey into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Designed for elementary and middle school students, this multimedia collection offers a local perspective, allowing students to connect meaningfully with issues directly impacting their lives. Students will examine how water cycles throughout our planet, identify a watershed, and recognize the importance of preserving natural boundaries and resources in Maryland watersheds. Each resource is accompanied by a detailed Teacher’s Guide and aligns with national and state standards for easy integration into the curriculum.


Science | Grades 3-5

Lesson Starters

Enhance your elementary curriculum with ready-to-use lesson starters that bring to life the importance of watersheds. From the phases of the water cycle to ways to protect and preserve watersheds, the lesson starters introduce science and environmental literacy topics.

» Lesson Starters

Science | Grades 6-8

Self-paced Interactive Lessons

Inspire future stewards who grasp the importance of clean water for both environmental health and human well-being. The middle school lessons guide students in a deeper understanding of the roles of water in Earth's surface processes and human impact on Earth systems.

» Interactive Lessons

This learning resource is a production of Maryland Public Television/Thinkport, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
Funding support is provided by a grant from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.