If you are interested in some of our general programs, or seeking assistance in a volunteer event in your local community, please fill out the request form below.
However, if you are looking for us to assist in facilitating a program for students at your school, please fill out the School Program Request Form found on our Teachers page!
Check out CWEP’s Program and Service Menu here which walks you through all the activities, programs, and material CWEP has to offer for our member communities!
- City Events such as Fairs, Festivals, Parades, Farmer’s markets and more!
Request us to table as an informational vendor at various city wide events ranging from festivals, fairs, parades, farmer’s markets, and more!
- Litter Cleanups
We will aid in or lead litter cleanup events in our member communities.
- Guided Nature Hike
The purpose of this hike is to give each participant a chance to spend some time along a trail in nature. They will complete a series of tasks laid out along the trail as they work their way through this activity.
- Water Quality Testing and Streamside Macroinvertebrate Identification Activity
Students act as citizen scientists, collect meaningful data about the health of our streams, and propose ways to promote environmental stewardship at all age levels.
- Crafts at the Creek
CWEP supplies the resources and leadership for various arts and crafts activities at local waterways which allows participants to be more connected with the outdoors through art. These crafts may include rain stick making, seed paper origami, seed paper bookmark making, painting, coloring, creating art out of nature, and a “Make Your Own Caddisfly” craft.
- Nature Scavenger Hunt
This outdoor sketching scavenger hunt gets kids out in nature looking for things and include all kinds of sensory words, like “find something rough” and “find something smooth”, since young children respond well to sensory activities.
Students get to act as pollutants or rain on a 3D model of a watershed using common household items. This activity helps students to better understand point-source and nonpoint-source pollution. They will also learn basic facts about their local watershed and respective river basin.
- Tree Planting
We will aid our member communities in tree planting events and environmental education relating to stormwater and buffers.
- Macroinvertebrate Workshop at TJCOG office
At TJCOG’s office in Durham, we offer outdoor educational experiences which include studying the local streams and pond in our backyard. These waterways are home to macroinvertebrates, turtles, fish, and other wildlife! This pond is where all the stormwater drains to in town. Groups will be taken out to the pond to catch macroinvertebrates, then head to one of our conference rooms to classify the bugs and see how healthy our water is!
- Scout Programming
We develop programming for all scouts.
- Summer Camps
Our summer camp programs range from stream exploration, arts and crafts, and other hands-on activities.
- Library Programs
We work with libraries to deliver educational programs, especially during the spring and summer to correlate with the designated library theme year to year.