The Caring for Our Watersheds program asks students to submit a written proposal that the answers the question –
“What can you do to improve your local watershed?”
Students research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern, and come up with a realistic solution. Top finalists are selected by community judges, who are given a mentor to prepare for a fial presentation in front of a panel of judges and live, public audience. Cash prizes are awarded to the winning finalist and their school, plus additional funding is available to help implement realistic projects. Students work with their school, community partners, and volunteers to implement the projects they have created within their local community. There are currently 12 program locations worldwide, and each program is as unique as the local watershed it represents.