Watershed Education Program

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The Water and Sewer Commission hosts over forty 7th grade classrooms per year from Springfield Schools to visit Cobble Mountain Reservoir and the West Parish Filtration Plant. The “A Day at Cobble Mountain” field trip consists of a tour of the watershed with a stop at a watershed stream to collect and view organisms, a tour of the water treatment plant, and a microscope activity in the lobby. The tours are structured around the 7th grade science and technology curriculum and instructors from World is Our Classroom and Commission staff coordinate the program. This successful educational collaborative aims to enhance scientific concepts learned in school while educating students about the drinking water they use. Although the watershed is closed to the public, educational groups will be considered for tours by appointment only. Please contact the Commission at 413-452-1300 for more information or email us at info@waterandsewer.org.