Watershed Educators Institute (Lake Ariel, PA)

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources logo


Date: 
Aug 12 2019 to Aug 16 2019


Location: 
Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station
94 Sanctuary Rd
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
United States




Watershed Educators Institute (WEI) | Lake Ariel, PA | Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

This is a week-long course is for teachers who teach grades 6-12.

Enrich your curriculum and become a MWEE Ambassador (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience) with local, relevant, and engaging topics while still addressing state standards and district expectations. Participants will be trained in and will receive a copy of DCNR's Watershed Education (WE) curriculum and Project WET's Healthy Water/Healthy People curriculum (also includes HW/HP Field Monitoring Guide). Participants will also receive the Clean and Conserve Educators Guide (from Project WET). Training on WikiWatershed, Model My Watershed, and Macroinvertebrates.org is also included and provided by Stroud Water Research Center.

Enhance your practice with hands-on training. Network with watershed professionals from around the state. Work with scientists, historians and educators who work with local issues to preserve and protect our watersheds. Time is built in the schedule to work on curricula integration. Learn at the pristine Lacawac Sanctuary which encompasses glacial Lake Lacawac, a National Natural Landmark, and its watershed. A variety of ecosystems and trails provide ideal opportunities for deep and meaningful learning. Have fun and get outdoors!

WEI is like camp for teachers: You’ll be immersed in nature, collect water samples, paddle waterways, reflect and journal on the dock, and much more!

Act 48: 50 hours- no additional fee; CPE (3 credits)- $350.00; Graduate credit – pending

Fee: $275.00 (includes lodging and meals for 5 days)

Click here to register. For more information, contact: Jamie Reeger, Director of Environmental Education, Lacawac Sanctuary at (570) 689-9494 or Jamie.Reeger@lacawac.org.

This institute is funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT).

Become a partner in the Project WET Network:  USA  INTERNATIONAL