Healthy, fishable, swimmable waterways will not be possible without the next generation of clean water enthusiasts. ShoreRivers strives to encourage in students an appreciation for Eastern Shore rivers and a dedication to making a difference.
ShoreRivers leads a robust environmental education program that serves over 2,500 3rd grade and high school biology students every year in Dorchester, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, and Kent county schools. We provide students with a Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE), a Maryland State graduation requirement, in which classes investigate local water quality. ShoreRivers leads classroom lessons, field experiences, community-focused action projects, and teacher professional development, all towards raising the next generation of environmental stewards.
ShoreRivers’ education department also works with local groups, including Channel Marker and Talbot Mentors, to provide environmental and outdoor programming to under-served youth.
Volunteer for Education
We are always looking for capable, dependable volunteers to join us in the classroom or in the field. Volunteers must be available during part of the school day (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) and at least five hours per month. Please fill out our volunteer form and we will be in touch!
Education volunteer Meta Boyd shares her experience working with high school students through Students for Streams:
“I have been a volunteer here since 2012. I was immediately in awe of our lively, dedicated and FUN educational staff and felt younger by just being with them. I attend high school field trips and help as an extra adult on the water when the students are canoeing. I get joy from watching many high schoolers go out on the water, some for the first time. Volunteering is not a huge time commitment and I would encourage anyone with a little time and lots of desire to help youngsters to try it out."
Education volunteer Jane Selden shares her experience working with 3rd graders through the Sturgeon Discovery program:
“Despite having no teaching background, ShoreRivers provided me training prior to working with the students and I have found a real joy for working with kids during the school week. I highly recommend this program if you are looking for a way to become engaged and make a difference!"