Maumee River FLOWS Project

Join our Maumee River Floating Laboratory on Watershed Science (FLOWS) Project!

Maumee River Flows Education PROJECT

Project runs:
June 2021 - September 2022

This NOAA funded project consists of:

  • Watershed, water quality and Lake Erie science training (teacher classroom and field training = 30 hrs.)
  • Water classroom curriculum and science field trips for students (2-3 hrs.) aboard the Sandpiper on the Maumee River
  • Stewardship action projects (e.g. storm drain protection, rain gardens, stream cleanups)
  • Sharing of conclusions and experience

Application Deadline:
March 5, 2021 

Applicants will be notified
of their status by March 31 


Project description:

We are accepting science and art teacher applications for collaboration on the Maumee River Floating Laboratory on Watershed Science (FLOWS) education project.


Water science includes aspects of biology, chemistry and physics; as such, it is relevant to teachers of these subjects. All aspects, especially stewardship and presentation of the project synthesis, are invited to include artistic elements to enrich the experience.


Focus is high schools and middle schools in the Toledo Public Schools (TPS) district and urban charter schools located in the Toledo riverside urban area. Note: Schools in all areas will be considered with preference for schools in close proximity to the Sandpiper’s downtown Toledo dock.


Teachers accepted into the program will receive stipends ($1500), educational materials (e.g. water testing kits, guide books, classroom materials, stewardship project materials), and summertime training. Teachers will also receive classroom visits and academic year support from our team of experts. Students will receive educational materials and a Sandpiper science cruise.


  • Teacher classroom and field training: June 14-18, 2021
  • Student classroom curriculum: 2021-22 Academic Year
  • Student Sandpiper science cruises: Sept 2021, May 2022, Sept 2022
  • Stewardship projects: throughout
  • Synthesis and sharing: Sept-Oct 2022


 Maumee River FLOWS Project UToledo Partners

Questions? Contact:
Rachel Lohner

The Lake Erie Center is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach facility dedicated to solving environmental problems in the Great Lakes.

Last Updated: 3/17/21