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Stewardship Projects & Competition

Announcing the 2020 WCSU Environmental Stewardship Competition for Seventh Graders


A student competition focused on Environmental Stewardship, sponsored by WCSU Finding Our Way STEM Outreach Office.

Link to the application here 

Application Entries Due: 30 April 2020  

Reports Due: 27 May 2020  

Winners Announced: 12 June 2020


What is Environmental Stewardship?

We all share the responsibility of caring for our environment. Stewardship is how we take responsible action to care for our environment. Finding Our Way exposes you to environmental conservation and sustainable practices that teach us to live in harmony with the planet.

Stewardship is the act of making wise use of the natural resources provided by the earth. Cutting back on our personal water usage, not allowing fertilizers and plastics to get into our watersheds, protecting marine animals from these hazards, trash clean-ups, invasive plant removal, and building buffer gardens are all examples of environmental stewardship.

Environmental stewardship is the focal point of the winter/spring portion of the Finding Our Way Program. Our attention turns to devising and refining our stewardship proposals and put them into action. The links on this page provide the forms and framework for your stewardship project and for the competition you will enter.


Cohort 2018-2019 Stewardship:

2018-2019 Participants Proposals

Don’t forget to fill out your 2018-19 Stewardship Application. All projects are due on May 29th! Find a blank copy of the Stewardship Competition Timeline Report here!


Check out some of our past Stewardship Proposals:

2017-2018 Participants Proposal

2016-2017 Participants Proposal

Stewardship opportunities available here!


What is NOAA Planet Stewards?


As of November 2017, the NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project will be known as the NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project. We are expanding our scope to include a wider range of NOAA topics related to understanding and protecting our environment. This means we will focus on a larger number of subjects such as decreasing the impacts of marine debris, conserving and restoring natural resources, and understanding and responding to severe weather events. We will continue our programmatic emphasis on climate as a driver of environmental impacts to humans and natural ecosystems.

This change will allow us to better serve many educators looking to engage their students in citizen science and hands-on stewardship activities that relate to the broad range of NOAA’s mission programs.

More information:  https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/planet-stewards/