All Meaningful Watershed Experience (MWEE) field experiences scheduled with PWCPS EAGLES program are cancelled through April 13.  If your trip was cancelled,  arrangements will be made to reschedule once school resumes. MWEE information updates will be published on this site. Please contact Kirsten White, EAGLES Center teacher/coordinator, with questions or concerns at


In 2014, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement was renewed, with a focus on Environmental Literacy.


  • Student Outcome - Continually increase students' age-appropriate understanding of the watershed through participation in teacher-supported, meaningful watershed educational experiences and rigorous, inquiry-based instruction, with a target of at least one MWEE in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Sustainable Schools Outcome - Continually increase the number of schools in the region that reduce the impact of their buildings and grounds on their local watershed, environment and human health through best practices, including student-led protection and restoration projects.
This page is dedicated to providing students, teachers, schools, and community partners the ability to learn more about environmental literacy and provide information about ways to become involved in site-based sustainability projects.


Become aVirginia Naturally Recognized School

Congratulations to Coles Elementary for being recognized five years in a row!

"Virginia Naturally Schools is the official environmental education school recognition program of the Commonwealth, administered by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with support from the Department of Education, Department of Environmental Quality and other resource agencies. " Currently only one school in Prince William County is officially recognized by this program.  Applying for this program is easy.  See the document container below for a copy of the application.  Visit the Virginia Naturally website. 

Governor's Conservation Classroom Challenge is Up and Running!

TEACHERS: To recognize your environmental education efforts, Governor McAuliffe has established the Conservation Classroom Challenge. If you have ever completed an action project to help students make informed environmental decisions; provided your students with quality hands-on environmental education; if your students have helped to maintain school buildings or grounds to support positive environmental and human health outcomes; or if your students participated in a MWEE field experience and you followed up with an action project, you are already meeting the Governor's Challenge and can be recognized for your efforts! Follow this link to learn more and to see suggested challenges for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Learn about the Conservation Challenge.

Eastern Area Grounds for Learning Environmental Science

E.A.G.L.E.S. Center Programs


Water Quality Map of Prince William County Schools
Water data collected by students on or near school grounds

VDOE Environmental Literacy

Includes information on Governor McAuliffe's Environmental Literacy Challenge, standards addressing environmental literacy, teacher resources, and sustainable school programs.

Site-Based Action Projects

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative



Earth Force - Water Projects

PLT GreenSchools

Schoolyard Habitat Program

VA Department of Environmental Quality

VA Green Ribbon School

Virginia Naturally Partner School

Volunteer and Stewardship Opportunities

Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District - local and regional volunteer opportunities

Adopt-a-Stream on Google Maps
Streams available for adoption have green markers.

Alice Ferguson Foundation
The AFF is focused on watershed education and stewardship

Friends of the Occoquan
Upcoming Events

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup
at Mason Neck State Park

PW Dept of Public Works
Provides links to several different organizations that need volunteers

Keep Prince William Beautiful
Keep Prince William Beautiful is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful.


Contact Information

E.A.G.L.E.S. Center and Environmental Education Coordinator
Kirsten White