Water Education Outreach Program

Along with South Carolina 4-H, 4-H Science on the Move and the J. Marion Sims Foundation, CRF brings hands-on environmental learning to third, fourth and fifth graders in South Carolina, and soon to North Carolina students as well. CRF offers four different lessons that conform to state curriculum standards and concentrate specifically on water quality and conservation.

Become a Volunteer Educator

We need volunteer educators to help teach our Water Education Outreach Program in North Carolina (5th grade) and South Carolina (3rd, 4th, & 5th grades).


A background or training in education is preferred, but it is not required. Each volunteer will go through training and shadowing, which will prepare the volunteer to be able to deliver the lessons with confidence. After the training, volunteers will teach lessons in volunteer pairs at designated schools.

We hope to expand rather quickly in the upcoming year. We are working with 4H to reach more schools in South Carolina, and we are preparing to expand into North Carolina schools in 2018.

Our water lesson plans follow the South and North Carolina academic standards with an emphasis on water quality, aquatic ecosystems and indirect water use. Each lesson is around 45 minutes long.

This is a long-term volunteer opportunity.Volunteers will receive substantial training and are expected be active for multiple school years.

All lessons are taught during the school day.

For more information contact Haley Tedder our Program Director: haley@catawbariverkeeper.org, 704-679-9494.