Becoming Watershed Citizens

The Flathead Lakers developed and offer a watershed education program, Becoming Watershed Citizens, for students to increase their understanding of the physical, biological and social components of the Flathead Watershed and their interconnections. The program includes both classroom lessons and activities and a culminating spring field trip to the Flathead Lake Biological Station.

Third grade teacher Gail Burghardt shares her experience participating in our program for the last 20 years.  Read it here – Gail Burghardt – Linderman Third Grade!

The skills, knowledge and understanding the students acquire through the program help enhance the students’ sense of place and connection to the Flathead watershed, as well as their sense of responsibility for it. Every year, hundreds of local students are able to participate thanks to the support of our members.

If you are interested in volunteering or bringing your students, contact Hilary Devlin at gro.s1576118072rekal1576118072daeht1576118072alf@y1576118072ralih1576118072 or 406-883-1341.

Listen to the hum of curiosity!


We conduct additional educational programs for students as opportunities arise or upon request.

  • We give EnviroScape presentations to classes and youth groups.
  • We participate in the annual Flathead Lake Mussel Walk, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead Lake Biological Station, Boys and Girls Club of Polson and Ronan, Montana State Parks, and the Flathead Lakers.
  • We helped develop the Flathead Watershed Sourcebook Curriculum Guide.

For more information about our education programs:

Contact us or the Flathead Lakers’ Education and Outreach Coordinator at 406-883-1341.