The Chehalis Basin Education Consortium (CBEC) is a partnership comprised of Educational Service District 113, school districts, natural resource agencies, Centralia College, the Chehalis River Council and other nonprofit agencies within the Chehalis watershed.The primary purpose of this project is “to support stewardship of the Chehalis watershed through environmental education by linking Washington’s learning goals and standards to environmental issues that are part of this watershed. In addition, the program aims to provide related professional development and enrichment opportunities for teachers.”
The Chehalis basin is the second largest watershed in the state. It covers 2,660 square miles. Its boundary on the west is the Pacific Ocean, the east, the Deschutes River basin, on the north, the Olympic Mountains, and on the south, the Willapa Hills and Cowlitz River basins. Major population centers include Chehalis, Centralia, Aberdeen, and Hoquiam.
Participating school districts include: Aberdeen, Boistfort, Centralia, Chehalis, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, Lake Quinault, McCleary, Montesano, Oakville, Onalaska, Rochester, Tenino, Toledo, and Wishkah Valley in the Chehalis basin.
What does the CBEC program offer teachers?
We encourage all CBEC teachers to:
Want to get involved?
If you are a 4th through 12th grade teacher interested in becoming involved with the CBEC, please contact: Kathy Jacobson, CBEC Coordinator (360) 464-6722 firstname.lastname@example.org