Project Aims

Project Watershed aims to educate teachers, students and school groups about water resources in Central New York by:
* Educating teachers and students regarding water quality, the watershed concept, nonpoint source water pollution and stream monitoring.
* Collecting student- acquired stream survey data and facilitating the distribution of this information among participating school groups and agencies responsible for water quality.
* Developing a commitment to sensible stewardship of water resources in the students' communities.

For More Information About Project Watershed Central New York, Contact Any of the Following Individuals:

Bill Legg, Director
Project Watershed, Central New York

Les Monostory, Environmental Planner
Onondaga County Health Department

Patty Weisse, Director
Centers for Nature Education


Heidi Busa
Dr. Ted Endreny
Jeremy Euto
Don Gates
Sean Keesler
Bill Legg
Les Monostory
Chanda Lindsay
Norm Webber
Patty Weisse
Megan Henderson
Michele Greenia
Rick Beal

Two educational institutions must be credited for the creation and upgrade of this Project Watershed web site. In 1997, the Environmental Studies Project (ESP) at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) agreed to sponsor a Project Watershed home page link to the ESP web site. By 2000, Project Watershed and the ESP, directed by Dr. Robert C. Koepper, had enjoyed a productive working relationship, including five environmental education workshops for high school teachers. By 2001, the ESP had been replaced by SUNY ESF's Educational Outreach, managed by Dr. Charles Spuches. The basis for the college's outreach is IDEaS , Instructional Development, Evaluation and Services, representing ESF's commitment to excellence in academic and organizational learning. IDEaS provides the college community with programs, services, consultation and resources, including Global Environment (EFB 120), ESF in the high school. Project Watershed is pleased to be affiliated with this outreach endeavor.

By the end of 1998, Project Watershed's home page was securely established on the Internet, but the student and adult-collected water quality data continued in a hard copy condition - and the creation of a web site database would determine the future and success of the project. When Living SchoolBook (LSB), affiliated with the School of Education at Syracuse University, was contacted by Project Watershed, their technologically experienced staff expended considerable time and money to develop the database web site. Several versions were produced to upgrade the site into its current state. Also in 2002, the text from the home page at SUNY ESF was copied, with permission, and transferred to the LSB site to introduce and correlate with the database. SUNY ESF's Educational Outreach will retain the Project Watershed home page. In addition, LSB has enhanced the copied text with stream site photos and other upgrade features. Now, students, teachers and others can visit Project Watershed's web site to study and compare stream survey data sets, learn more about the watershed they live in, design MST based learning activities from the data or learn more about Project Watershed.