Mill River Wetland Committee
of Matching Funds Remaining
476 Old Mill Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Mill River Wetland Committee has a simple mission: to educate the community about the value of wetlands, to advocate for their continued protection, and to engage all people in the fight to protect our environment. MRWC believes that people protect the things they love, and love the things they have learned to understand. With the River-Lab program, now beginning its 51st year in Fairfield schools, MRWC has taught generations of students and parents to value the watersheds that support our lives. And while Mill River Wetland Committee is dedicated to the protection of Fairfield’s watershed, the lessons it teaches are applicable anywhere. Children who receive environmental science education in their youth grow up to become responsible stewards of all watersheds, which encompass all life on Earth.
This coming year the River-Lab program will begin a significant rewrite to meet the Next Generation standards in science education. The Next Generation Science Standards are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education." Your contribution will help us make the necessary changes in our classroom and study-trip materials to be a key provider of student and adult inquiry education for another 50 years.