FOLGR's new Enviroscape tool is a 3 dimensional watershed in a box that allows us to present a hands-on display to schools and civic organizations. This model demonstrates how water run-off from farms and homes picks up contaminants as it flows into our rivers and streams. We can make presentations up to an hour in length with the children participating through the use of a toy tractor, barn, cows, homes and a factory. This gives them a first hand look at how pollution gets into our rivers and drinking water.
Project WET is a valuable teaching tool focused on water and issues surrounding this natural resource. The curriculum is used by FOLGR members during local school visits and community events. Workshops are also held for area educators. They focus on the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, K-12. This publication is the heart of the Project WET Program and is only available through workshops. By attending a workshop, participants will receive activity and curriculum guides and other valuable resource materials.
FOLGR owns tools for testing macroinvertebrate life in the Greenbrier River. We collect them in nets and catalog them to help determine the health of streams and our river. Members have received special training in the use of these tools.