We offer a variety of opportunities for you to partner with WMG, because we want to work with your school.
Our Expertise Includes: Climate resilience. Cisterns and irrigation. Greywater systems. Rain garden landscapes. Passive solar. Flooding and erosion control. Edible and native gardens. Streetside stormwater harvesting. Soil building & composting. Composting toilets. Heat and micro-climates.
Schoolyard Water Education Program. WMG provides comprehensive educational packages for free through participating schools in our "Recharge the Rain" NOAA-funded program (2017-2020) or at a discounted rate to K-12 schools. We teach students through hands-on activities and using outdoor learning laboratories. One of the central goals is to create and enhance outdoor classrooms on school campuses. If you are ready to start a program, contact WMG to set up a site visit and to discuss project opportunities and costs.
Consulting Services. WMG provides discounted consultation services to K-12 schools to assist in planning and implementing outdoor classrooms, water-harvesting strategies, and native and edible gardens.
Training for Teachers and Maintenance Staff. Build the long-term capacity of your teachers and/or maintenance staff through a WMG training. We can provide training in 2-hour, 1/2-day, or one-day blocks. We can also provide scholarships for teachers to complete WMG’s existing trainings, such as our seven-day Water Harvesting Certification course.
Assistance for Covering Costs. We provide a discounted rate on all our services for schools and non-profit organizations. Contact us to see if we have grant funds available to work with your school. If your school writes grants, WMG can partner with you—we'll provide program estimates and descriptions to include in your grant proposal.
Curriculum. Visit our Living Lab and Learning Center (LLLC) or we can come to you! We can work with your school to present water and wildlife habitat education activities addressing one or more of the following topics:
- Local natural and cultural watershed history
- Healthy and resilient watersheds
- Building healthy soils for habitat and food
- Climate Resilience: heat and micro-climates
- Water Harvesting 101
- Composting Toilets: turning wastes into resources
- Urban wildlife gardening: food forests, plants, pollinators, reptiles, and birds
- River Restoration: watershed health for restoring heritage flows
Why Work with WMG?
WMG is a non-profit organization working to improve the natural and human communities we serve to benefit all. Questions? Or want to schedule activities at your school? Contact Joaquin Murrieta, 520-396-3266 x13.