The District offers many educational programs which target a variety of audiences.
Henricopolis has placed increasing emphasis on classroom educational programs,
including school curricula based on the VA Standards of Learning. Educational
resources include activities, games, models, videos, skits, and more. The
District also has a variety of resources available to teachers for use in the classroom.
Tree planting program
Experience the Enviroscape Watershed Model – This model allows
students to actually watch water (and pollutants) travel throughout the
watershed. Learn your Watershed Address – Students locate their own address on maps
and trace the flow of water throughout the watershed. Students learn that they
impact water flowing into the Chesapeake Bay
Measure “All the Water in the World” – Although it is hard to
fathom the amount of water on Earth, this scaled down model allows students to
see that we can measure available fresh water in just a few drops. Community
Connections – Students become local planners and learn the importance of
watershed planning within their community
Designate the Drain – Install storm drain plaques at your
school to remind people “Only rain down the storm drain.”
Participate in our Poster Contest – Contest details are available on our website.
- Plant a Tree – Trees play a very important role in protecting our watershed.
Schedule a tree planting event for your school
- Discover “Who Polluted the River” – Using a model to represent the James River,
students participate in an interactive story dramatizing how, as populations
increase and resource use changes, a water body becomes polluted.
Science SOLs addressed: K.5, K.10, 1.8, 2.8, 3.6, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.5, 4.8, 5.7, 6.5, 6.7, 6.9, LS.11, LS.12, ES.7, ES.9.
Time needed: 45 minutes
- Conservation Jeopardy – “I’ll take ‘soils’ for $100, Alex.” Students
participate in an interactive trivia game testing their knowledge of water,
soil, air, wildlife, and pollution issues.
Grades 4 and up. Also appropriate for adult groups.
- The Earth As an Apple – This demonstration uses an apple to demonstrate
that our necessary natural resources are becoming more scarce. This activity
is best done in conjunction with other educational programs.
What is a Watershed?
Learn about Virginia’s watersheds.