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Learn about Watershed Academy Web

The Watershed Academy's distance learning program — Watershed Academy Web — is a set of self-paced training modules that represents a basic, but broad introduction to watershed management. This program's goal is to provide useful information to local, state and tribal efforts aimed at improving the health of our Nation's waters by protecting and managing their watersheds.

These training modules cover the most important watershed management topics. Watershed managers, local officials, involved citizens, decision makers and others should have at least an introductory level of knowledge about these topics. Web modules resemble interactive guest lectures by leaders in watershed management. Unlike an average technical paper, many modules are visually rich and contain 25 to 50 color illustrations and photos. A module typically contains many links for those seeking greater detail, while module-specific glossaries are there for beginners. Self-tests enable trainees to check their retention and see immediate results.

The length and complexity of each module varies, but most are at the college freshman level of instruction and require a ½ hour to two hours each to complete. Completing a series of 15 of these modules earns the Watershed Academy Web Training Certificate.