The Web ROW
"Since our ROW Teacher Training Workshop we have been thinking, feeling, visualizing, talking, and drawing our special watershed/forest environment. Thank you for this opportunity for our children to 'speak' with the children of the world!"

—Linda Cover, educator, Watsonville, CA
What We Do

River of Words provides tools for teaching ecoliteracy — the understanding of the natural world around us — to children, teens, and teachers through art and poetry.

Our multidisciplinary, interactive curricula — Watershed Explorer and One Square Block — improves literacy, enhance investigation and critical thinking, and nurtures creativity.

Our annual poetry and art contest — the largest in the world — inspires children ages 5 to 19 to translate their observations into creative expression.

Other River of Words successes include training workshops, traveling exhibits, community partnerships, creek clean-ups and restorations, and two Girl Scouts patches — the Watershed and Waterdrop, developed in conjunction with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.