Bridging the Watershed (BTW)
BTW is an outreach program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and area schools, designed to promote student academic achievement, personal connections with the natural world, lifelong civic engagement, and environmental stewardship through hands-on curriculum-based outdoor studies in national parks and public lands.
Field Studies provide secondary students from the capital region an authentic experience that allows them to take measurements and make field observations in national parks.
Institutes and Workshops conducted throughout the year prepare teachers and rangers for field studies. Graduate and professional development credits are available for institutes. Get Trained
Curriculum and Lessons prepare students for their field studies, guidance for data analysis after a field study, and background information on the subjects covered in the module. Visit Curriculum Overview for more information.