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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. All hands-on activities have been suspended until further notice.

It's not just a field trip! DOEE's watershed education programs bring together field studies and classroom activities in multiple disciplines. Students learn about the Anacostia, Potomac and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Their experiences are integrated into the rest of their studies, and sustained throughout the school year.

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DEEC logoYou may also be interested in the DC Environmental Education Consortium.

Notice of Funding Availability - Overnight Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences for Fifth Grade Students in the District
DOEE seeks eligible entities to continue DOEE's commitment to provide Overnight Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (OMWEE) to at least 2,200 fifth grade students and their teachers in DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools. The project period is one year and $550,000 is available for one award. Additional years and funding may be available. Read More>>

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P. Trinh Doan, Environmental Protection Specialist
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(202) 535-1653
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