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Water Schools are 1-3 day mini-colleges focused on water and watershed education delivered through focused tracks. The WE Team coordinates several Water Schools a year at various locations around the state.
The majority of Water School sessions (either indoor or outdoor) are lead by the WE Team or other OSU Extension faculty. Community partners such as watershed councils, soil and water conservation districts, and state and federal agencies also provide instruction, enriching the overall Water School experience for the participants. Each Water School session is generally 90 minutes in length, some topics span two 90 minutes sessions.
All Water School attendees receive credit toward the completion of their Master Watershed Stewards training requirements for time spent at Water Schools sessions. Water Schools serve as the primary opportunity for volunteers to receive training in the eight core watershed stewardship concepts:
Soils, Erosion and Conservation
Riparian area management and restoration
Stream Assessment and Restoration
Wetland Evaluation and Enhancement
Water Quality and Monitoring Methods
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