Watershed Education (WE) is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum that is geared for students in grades 6 -12. Developed by the DCNR Bureau of State Parks, WE helps educators utilize local natural resources as a valuable teaching tool. By blending hands-on classroom and field investigations modeled on professional research methodologies, students participate in data collection and analysis, community networking and partnerships, stewardship, and service learning activities. WE promotes in-depth learning and understanding of water resources while encouraging students to examine the watershed holistically.
Educators attending this workshop will receive the Bureau of State Parks award-winning Watershed Education curriculum and additional resource materials. Cost is $25, payable at the workshop via cash, credit card, or check made payable to the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania". Participants will receive 11.5 hours of Act 48 credits. In order to compress the WE Workshop into a one-day course and still provide teachers with the most comprehensive experience possible, we require all one-day WE workshop attendees to complete pre-workshop assignments, which can be found here: http://www.watersheded.dcnr.state.pa.us/training/assignments/. ALL participants must complete the pre-workshop assignments prior to arriving at the workshop, regardless of whether they are seeking Act 48 credits or not. Registration is required by October 9, 2019.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:45am to 5:00pm
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064