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Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop: Become a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Ambassador

This workshop is for non-formal educators to become Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Ambassadors

You may choose to attend Day 1 (MWEE Ambassador workshop) only or both days (workshop and water education skills training).

We all rely on the services provided by our natural world to survive and thrive—and we can all play a role in supporting a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. More than 1,740,000 students live and learn in Pennsylvania,
and the future well-being of our watersheds will soon rest in their hands.

Stakeholders across Pennsylvania are working to support students to graduate with the knowledge and skills to protect and restore their local watershed through the participation in MWEEs. MWEEs are learner-centered experiences that focus on investigations into local environmental issues that lead to informed action and civic engagement.

MWEEs depend on the facilitation and support of both school and nonformal, field-based educators for the experiences to be holistic and impactful. This workshop will help prepare non-formal environmental
education providers to partner with K–12 classroom teachers on a MWEE.

This workshop has been designed to provide a deep understanding of the MWEE as a vehicle for advancing environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement. To become a MWEE Ambassador, non-formal educators need to attend one of the MWEE Ambassador trainings and complete online learning modules.

BONUS! Each MWEE workshop will be paired with an optional second day focused on enhancing your hands-on water education skills: aquatic macroinvertebrates, water chemistry, stream habitat assessments, riparian
restoration, watershed modeling, stormwater best management practices, or manure management impacts (2-4 of these topics specific to each site).

  • COST: FREE! Includes a catered lunch, snacks, and refreshments.
  • AUDIENCE: Environmental Educators (non-formal, informal, field-based, naturalists)
  • ACT 48 HOURS: Provided by DCNR-PA State Parks
  • Pre-registration is required. Go here to register- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4wyjyvhiaKaoUo9WTj4bZFQNiaVNwbDe_eIatpgnAUQFRQg/viewform
  • Find more information about MWEEs at
    http://baybackpack.com/mwee/developing-your-mwee 
  • These workshops will be facilitated by trainers from Stroud Water Research Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, DCNR-Bureau of Pennsylvania State Parks, Penn State Extension, and Millersville University.
  • QUESTIONS? Contact Steve Kerlin at skerlin@stroudcenter.org or call 610-268-2153, ext. 297.
  • Funding made possible through generous B-WET grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Grant #NA17NMF4570274).

There are 4 Advanced Watershed Educator Workshops scheduled. Educators only need to attend one workshop to become a MWEE Ambassador:

OPTION 1:

MWEE Workshop at Stroud WRC  Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Water Education Skills (Optional Day 2)  Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Macros, WikiWatershed, LEED Tour

Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311

To register, go to http://bit.ly/2uIR4og

 

OPTION 2: (this workshop) 

MWEE Workshop at Sinnemahoning State Park Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Water Education Skills (Optional Day 2) Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Macros, H2O Chemistry, Habitat Assessment

Sinnemahoning State Park                                                                                             4843 Park Road
Austin, PA 16720

To register, go to http://bit.ly/2JA2oYX

 

OPTION 3:

MWEE Workshop at Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center            Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Snow Date: Wednesday, February 20–21, 2019

Water Education Skills (Optional Day 2)   Wednesday, February 13, 2019          Stormwater & Ag
BMPs, Drinking Water Chemistry
                                                                                    1451 Peters Mountain Road                                                                                     Dauphin, PA 17018

To register, go to http://bit.ly/2L2wqud


OPTION 4:

MWEE Workshop at Jennings Environmental Education Center                      Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Water Education Skills (Optional Day 2)  Thursday, March 28, 2019
Macros, H2O Chemistry, Habitat Assessment
2951 Prospect Road                                                                                                  Slippery Rock, PA 16057

To register, go to http://bit.ly/2mtG4r6

Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

Sinnemahoning State Park, Environmental Classroom
4843 Park Road, Austin, PA 16720

Bureau

State Parks

Categories

Workshops, Training, Teacher

Region

North, Pennsylvania Wilds

Target Audience

Teachers/Educators

Website

https://stroudcenter.org/event/mwee-a...

Cost

Free!

Exact Location

Sinnemahoning Wildlife Center

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