Watershed Field Course planned
SUTTONS BAY — Educators around the Great Lakes have an opportunity to learn how to connect their students to their local watershed through the Great Lakes Watershed Field Course.
The Inland Seas Education Association offers the course at no cost and will take place Aug, 8-11 in downstate Suttons Bay. Applications are due April 24.
Teachers will learn how to engage students in local environmental issues, investigate solutions, devise a plan, and take action. Training in the course includes watershed and environmental concepts, place-based education and environmental education pedagogy. Teachers will also have time for curriculum development.
In addition to the four-day professional development, educators will receive a scholarship to bring their students on a Schoolship experience — an $825 value — and a mini-grant to implement their student stewardship action project up to $300. ISEA also supports teachers throughout the school year with additional training, online forums and other forms of assistance. Space is limited so teachers must apply to be considered for the program.
The GLWFC is open to formal and informal educators in all content areas from the Great Lakes region, but teachers who participate are required to implement a watershed-based stewardship action project with a group of students.
More information, the application and videos about the program can be found at schoolship.org/glwfc. Questions about the GLWFC can be sent to Trisha Smrecak at email@example.com