DCNR- Bureau of State Parks Watershed Education Teacher Workshop, Schuylkill Center - October 16, 2014


Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Schuylkill Center for  Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Act 48: 7.5 hours + 2 hours coursework

Open to Educators teaching Grades 6-12  --  PDE Approved  --  Receive DCNR’s Watershed Education Teacher Manual, additional materials & post-workshop technical support

Pre-registration is required. To register, contact:  Camila Rivera-Tinsley, School Programs Manager, The Schuylkill Center for Envi. Ed., 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128, crivera@schuylkillcenter.org

Watershed Education (WE) is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum 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, multi-modal learning and understanding of water resources while encouraging students to examine their watershed holistically.

  • Hands-on Field Investigations
  • Addresses Environment & Ecology, Geography, History, STEM & additional PDE and National Standards
  • Interdisciplinary lessons
  • Journaling and Portfolio Development

Educators attending this workshop will receive the Bureau of State Parks award-winning Watershed Education curriculum and additional resource materials. Educators will also have access to communication opportunities among schools through a database and student conferences.

This WE Workshop is provided free of charge by the PA Bureau of State Parks.

For more information, contact Carissa Longo, Environmental Education Program Coordinator, Education and Interpretation Section, Bureau of State Parks, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA  17105

Phone: 717.772.1807| Fax:  717.787.8817

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