Since its founding by teachers in 1992, Homewaters (originally, Thornton Creek Project) has forged a reputation for innovative curricula and high-quality instructors. We offer teachers profession development, planning and field support that connect their school science curriculum to watersheds and other natural ecosystems in the communities where students live. Our core programs tie directly to the Microworlds, Ecosystems, and Land & Water science units used by 4th and 5th graders in the Seattle School District. Currently, IslandWood’s Homewaters programs serve more than 2,400 students and teachers each year. Online registration now available!
Homewaters' school programs, such as the Tiny Neighbors field program pictured above, use the real world to extend student learning beyond their classroom and into the community.
We’re creating an engaged and informed citizenry by connecting people to nature and each other in the context of their home communities. Your contribution gives young people opportunities to use science to discover the wonders of nature right in their home neighborhood!
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Homewaters Project engages students, teachers, and community members in hands-on investigations of their home places. Learn more...