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