The Watershed Management Education Team  (WME) carries out activities focused on capacity building for environmental and water resources education in extension and undergraduate teaching.


We strive to improve water quality by enhancing collaboration and watershed capacity building between 1862, 1890 and 1994 Land Grant universities, and agencies.  These partnerships are vital to improving the research, teaching and extension in local watershed planning and management efforts.  This is done by working directly with the various institutions within the EPA Region 7 to identify and develop needed Extension and undergraduate educational modules that address watershed managment and by providing assistance to implement watershed management programming.

The Heartland WME Team Goal is to improve watershed education in Extension and Land Grant univerities.  The team will coordinate and collaborate with agency partners and 1862, 1890, and 1994 LG's to enhance watershed management education by providing materials and implementation of a strategy for integrating educational resources from land-grant universities to students and underserved audiences as related to water quality, agricultural non-point source pollution and community involvement for local watershed management activities.


  • Increase collaborative relationships among the 1862, 1890, and 1994 Land Grant institutions and agency partners to address Heartland water resource priority issues.
  • Build capacity for natural resources education and extension with minority institutions and underserved audiences focused on water resources and watershed management.
  • Develop curriculum modules to fill gaps/meet needs for water resource education and watershed facilitation and education as identified by regional stakeholders.
  • Provide educational modules on principles of watershed management planning and watershed capacity building for teaching and extension faculty.

This website for watershed education is currently under development. Please visit again for further information.

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