Watershed Education Workshop for Island & Coastal Teachers
Friday, March 16, 2018
Herring Gut Learning Center | Port Clyde, Maine
Registration closes Friday, March 9, 2018
Why? The water that flows over and through a landscape directly affects the health and resources of the bodies of water downstream. Watersheds connect inland areas to the coast and provide a perfect opportunity to bring place-based and hands-on STEM education to students across the entire state. Watershed education is naturally interdisciplinary and provides ample opportunity to engage students in their local community through everything from farming and aquaculture practices to planning for recreational use. Watershed education is an excellent way to help inland and coastal students develop an understanding of how people, land, and waterways are all connected to the oceans.
Who’s facilitating? Herring Gut Learning Center, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership and Island Institute are working together to offer this workshop for Maine island and coastal school teachers interested in bringing watershed education into their schools.
Who should attend? The content of this workshop is adaptable for classroom and informal educators who work with upper elementary through early high school aged students.
When? This one day training will be on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 8:30-3:00. (Snow date is Friday, March 16, 2018)
Where? Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde
What are the goals of the training?
To bring interested classroom and informal educators together to explore and expand on existing and new watershed education learning resources for students.
To connect island and coastal teachers to each other and to the participating educational support organizations (Herring Gut, Hurricane Island Foundation and Island Institute)
To explore the Herring Gut campus and enjoy a workshop that blends instruction and dedicated work time