Teachers on the Estuary: Resilient Communities and Coasts

Start Date:
Monday, July 26, 2021
End Date:
Friday, July 30, 2021
Watershed Wide (virtual)
Open to educators watershed wide.
How can we make curriculum come alive with real-time data and explore how human and environmental health are tied to resilience? During this dynamic five-day virtual program, you will explore the Chesapeake Bay's cultural coastal habitats and iconic communities by conducting field investigations with local scientists, community leaders, and educators from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Maryland's Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.This course is designed to model a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience through participant-driven field experiences and authentic research. Participants are asked to complete the MWEE101 online course prior to the start of the in-person course. This will allow us to better utilize our time together.  Taking this online course will also allow you to get 1 additional CPD credit in MD, 3 Act 48 hours in PA, and 15 contact hours in VA.
 Length & Location: The entire course will be conducted online over five days and will incorporate individual outdoor, inquiry-based investigations in your community.
Credit: Upon successful completion of all course requirements, Maryland teachers are eligible for 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development credits, Virginia and Washington, D.C. teachers are eligible for documentation of 45 contact hours, Pennsylvania teachers are eligible for 50 Act 48 professional development hours.  Graduate credit is available from Mary Baldwin University and for an additional fee. Visit our credit page for more information and registration.
 Cost: $65. 
*A $200 MWEE implementation support fund is available to each participant upon completion of all course requirements. *
Orientation Date: Tuesday, July 13th at 4pm.

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