Open to all certified PA teachers in IU 15 and 13.
Are you interested in motivating your learners to think outside the box, to take risks, and demonstrate their learning through real-world, hands-on, project-based learning that happens within their community? By blending hands-on investigations modeled on professional research methodologies, educators will participate in data collection and analysis, community networking and partnerships, stewardship and service-learning activities—all skills that can be transferred back to the school setting. Educators participating in the institute will leave with knowledge provided, a copy of DCNR’s Watershed Education Curriculum, and support necessary to create and implement a Meaningful Watershed Education Experience in their setting.
Length & Location: Kings Gap Watershed Institute is a five-day course that will take place in-person for three days in the summer (July 20-22) at Kings Gap Environmental Center, with a potential paddle at Laurel Lake (Pine Grove Furnace State Park). Two additional days of investigations and curriculum support are scheduled in the fall (October 5th-substitute stipends are available- and October 23rd). Participants are asked to complete NOAA's MWEE101 online course prior to the start of the in-person course.
Credit: Successful completion of the course will qualify participants for a stipend and access to funding for help in implementing an action project as part of their MWEE. 45 ACT48 hours are available for full course participation.
Orientation Date: Tuesday, July 6th at 4pm.
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