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Environmental Outreach & Education

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ALERT: With Mayor Bowser adjusting the District’s operating status in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), all non-essential agency events, gatherings and meetings are postponed. DOEE remains open. All staff will work remotely, except in limited cases. All DOEE operations and services remain unchanged unless otherwise stated. For operating status of DC Government and more information on response, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

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

Aquatic Resources Education Center Aquatic Resources Education Center
Learn about fish and aquatic wildlife found in the District through free education programs, fishing clinics, and more.

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

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.

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.

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.

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