Classroom Version

What is the Classroom Version?

The Watershed Game: Classroom Version is designed for middle school students (grades 6 – 8), but can easily be extended to upper elementary and high school students.

This large-format board game is designed to include both small-group work and whole-class play components. The game helps students understand community relationships between water quality and land uses. Working in small teams or as an entire classroom, students apply tools such as prevention, practices, plans, and policies to decrease water pollution while balancing financial resources. The goal of the game is to reduce nonpoint source water pollution from various land uses to a stream without going broke.

The Watershed Game: Classroom Version emphasizes collaboration and cooperative decision-making, persuasive argument, teamwork, and leadership skills along with science and math. This version requires 1 - 2 class periods and is supported by a number of online resources available to educators using the game.

The game can be connected to multiple education standards, including Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and various state standards.

To sign up for a training event or a game demonstration, visit the Training and Events page.

To purchase a game, visit the Contact and Purchasing page.

Game Resources for the Classroom Version:

The following documents are provided to allow owners of the game to reprint materials as needed.