Become a Mentor

You’ve improved your wetland, time to share it with others.

The mentorship program is an exciting part of the WCE experience! For most students it is the best part, as they get to practice hands on leadership, organizational, and teaching skills.

The Program

Older students learn about wetlands during the school year classroom sessions and field trips. Then, they plan and organize a wetland field trip day where they can pass down their knowledge and skills to younger students!

Wetland field trips

Field trips are tailored to their WCE & can include activities such as:

  • Critter Dipping: explore the diversity of life in a wetland (Click here to watch the video)
  • Wetland Games: a fun, active way to teach ecology concepts (ex: predator vs. prey & water cycle)
  • Nature Scavenger Walk: search your wetland to discover the array of plants and animals that call it home!

The Results

The mentorship program is a meaningful learning experience for all students.

Younger students take to learning from their role-models, while older students experience the rewards of teaching others.

Students who were once mentored by WCE students have gone on to become WCE mentors. This cycle of conservation knowledge helps nurture awareness and action in their community.