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DOEE Outreach & Education

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DOEE educates students, teachers, and residents about the connections between their personal actions and the health of their surroundings. We aim to help individuals make informed decisions and take responsible action to conserve energy, prevent pollution, and conserve our soil and water resources.

Environmental Education:

Aquatic Resources Education Center Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC)
Learn about fish & aquatic wildlife found through free education programs, fishing clinics, and more.

photo of girl holding small fish Hands On Environmental Learning
Bring stewardship of  local waterways into the classroom by creating engaging outdoor learning spaces.

Anacostia River ExplorersAnacostia River Explorers
Free, guided motorboat and canoe tours that help educate the public about the Anacostia River.

photo of girl holding small fishMeaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)
Explore natural areas in and around the District and foster connections to the Chesapeake Bay.

cartoon of light bulb character DOEE Environmental Education Program List
Summary list and contact information for all DOEE environmental education programs for students, teachers, and adults.

For Teachers and Educators:

photo of girl holding small fishEnvironmental Education Workshops and Resources
Discover ways to better integrate environmental education curricula into your teaching.  Visit DOEE’s to take advantage of our resource library, which is filled with maps, posters. reference books, and more.

photo of girl holding small fishEnvironmental Literacy Plan
Find out about the District’s initiative to integrate environmental education into the school curriculum.

Energy Education

cartoon of light bulb character Energy Education
Request a school assembly, webinar, or presentation materials about energy and resource conservation and find out about DOEE’s Energy Patrol program for schools.

EV-grand-prixThe DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix is a hands-on educational opportunity for high schools. Student teams build and race battery powered electric cars.

Workforce Development Opportunities 

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