Watershed Investigations: NRWA Summer PDP Course for Teachers

Looking for teachers, grades K thru 5, who want to explore water and land science through hands-on, outdoor science experiences led by Nashua River Watershed Association educators. This summer, earn professional development credit during NRWA’s “Watershed Investigations” two-day seminars:

July 9 & 10, 2019, 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. for teachers grades K-2

July 11 & 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. for teachers grades 3-5

Teachers will utilize the Nashua River Watershed Investigations publication to practice lessons based on the 2016 MA Science and Technology Standards. Most workshop activities will take place outdoors, and will include topics such as how water shapes the land, river wildlife, storm drain engineering, and insect investigations. Canoeing and short hiking explorations will be included in each session. This is an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and network with educators from many communities, with a focus on science education.

These workshops will be held at the NRWA River Resource Center at 592 Main Street in Groton, and they are open to all communities. The fee is $100 for the two-day seminar, with 15 PDPs. Space is limited; registration is required. The registraion deadline is June 15, 2019. To register, or for more information, please contact Mary Marro, NRWA Environmental Education Associate, thru This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please include your choice of seminar session, and your teaching grade level.

Meet the Nashua River Watershed Association

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00- 8:00 p.m., Chamberlin Public Library, 46 Main Street, Greenville, NH

Greenville is part of the Nashua River watershed because two of its streams, Mason and Walker Brooks, flow southeast into the Squannacook River in MA, which in turn flows into the Nashua River, connecting Greenville with the other 31 communities in the Nashua River watershed. That means Greenville is part of NRWA’s geographic focus. What exactly does the NRWA do? Maybe you’re aware of our volunteer water monitoring program, but do you know what information we collect and what it tells us about our rivers and streams?  Did you know we work on major land protection efforts?  Are you aware of our projects to protect riverside greenway (and why that matters) and develop public trails? You may know we offer educational programs for adults, but did you know that we help thousands of youth learn about our rivers from our canoe-based River Classroom® program?  The NRWA provides a wide range of programs and projects, from addressing invasive water plants to helping communities with their open space and recreational planning.  Join us for this presentation to get to know the NRWA a little bit better, and share your thoughts about how we can work together to protect our water, our land, and our communities.

This program is free and open to the public. It is part of the year-long series of free programs being presented in NRWA watershed communities as part of NRWA’s celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Pre-registration for this program is requested for planning purposes.  To pre-register, please call the NRWA at (978) 448-0299 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Rollstone Bank & Trust logo
 Anniversary Sponsors

Can Am Machinery logo  Enterprise Bank logo 


Nashua River Nature Ambassadors for Ages 8 to 12: NH February Vacation Week

Monday thru Friday, February 25 thru March 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Nashua Public Library, Chandler Wing Activity Room, 2 Court Street in Nashua, NH

This five-day program is offered for FREE to twenty Nashua students from ages 8 to 12 years. The Nashua River will once again provide the backdrop for exploration and learning with creative, experiential science and art activities that focus on rivers, watersheds, and the diverse plant and animal life dependent upon clean rivers for survival. During this week participants will become “River Ambassadors” and activism will be a key component of this program. Combining nature-based projects with stewardship activities teaches children the importance of protecting our rivers and empowers them to participate in local environmental protection.

Participants will:

  • Join in nature and science activities related to the river and watershed
  • Spend time outdoors every day hiking the river trails
  • Work on nature-based art projects related to protecting rivers and nature
  • Design a page for the first edition “River Ambassadors’ Guide to Watershed Protection” to be on display at the library!
  • Have TONS OF FUN!

This free program led, by the Nashua River Watershed Association, is sponsored by the Merrimack Conservation Partnership Grant Program. To register your child through the Nashua Public Library, go to the Library’s online registration page, or call the Children’s Room at (603) 589-4631. Registrants are expected to participate in all five days.