The District offers many educational programs which target a variety of audiences. Henricopolis has placed increasing emphasis on classroom educational programs, including school curricula based on the VA Standards of Learning. Educational resources include activities, games, models, videos, skits, and more. The District also has a variety of resources available to teachers for use in the classroom.

Classroom programs (see below)



Tree planting program

Poster contest

Natural Resource Conservation Week

Scholarship Program

Youth Conservation Camp


Classroom Programs

Experience the Enviroscape Watershed Model – This model allows students to actually watch water (and pollutants) travel throughout the watershed. Learn your Watershed Address – Students locate their own address on maps and trace the flow of water throughout the watershed. Students learn that they impact water flowing into the Chesapeake Bay

Measure “All the Water in the World” – Although it is hard to fathom the amount of water on Earth, this scaled down model allows students to see that we can measure available fresh water in just a few drops. Community Connections – Students become local planners and learn the importance of watershed planning within their community

Designate the Drain – Install storm drain plaques at your
school to remind people “Only rain down the storm drain.”

Participate in our Poster Contest – Contest details are available on our website.

Grades K-12

  • Plant a Tree – Trees play a very important role in protecting our watershed. Schedule a tree planting event for your school 
  • Discover “Who Polluted the River” – Using a model to represent the James River, students participate in an interactive story dramatizing how, as populations increase and resource use changes, a water body becomes polluted. 

    Science SOLs addressed: K.5, K.10, 1.8, 2.8, 3.6, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.5, 4.8, 5.7, 6.5, 6.7, 6.9, LS.11, LS.12, ES.7, ES.9.
    Time needed: 45 minutes

  • Conservation Jeopardy – “I’ll take ‘soils’ for $100, Alex.” Students participate in an interactive trivia game testing their knowledge of water, soil, air, wildlife, and pollution issues.

Grades 4 and up. Also appropriate for adult groups.

  • The Earth As an Apple – This demonstration uses an apple to demonstrate that our necessary natural resources are becoming more scarce. This activity is best done in conjunction with other educational programs.

What is a Watershed?

Learn about Virginia’s watersheds.