[Hybrid] Watershed STEM and Aquatic WILD Training for Educators, Part 1

June 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Free
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

[Hybrid] Watershed STEM and Aquatic WILD Training for Educators, Part 1

  • When: Two-part training on Thursday, June 16, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m. EDT (virtual part 1/2) and Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT (in-person part 2/2).
  • Where: Online via Zoom video conferencing (June 16) and in person at Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Rd, Avondale, PA 19311 (June 21).
  • Who: Nonformal educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and other K–12 education partners, particularly 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs) and educators who serve K–12 youth in after-school and out-of-school learning settings.
  • Cost: FREE! Aquatic WILD K–12 Curriculum & Activity Guide provided to all participants who attend both parts of this two-part workshop. Lunch and instructional giveaways provided on June 21.

Registration is REQUIRED. 

Join Stroud Water Research Center for a two-day hybrid training (online and in person) in watershed-related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the national Aquatic WILD curriculum! Tailored to after-school and out-of-school education settings but open to all formal and nonformal educators, this hands-on professional development workshop will immerse educators in STEM activities on land and in water to help them actively engage youth of all ages in real-world, place-based environmental problem-solving.

Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide.

Participants will receive their own copy of Aquatic WILD K–12 Curriculum & Activity Guide, dive into outdoor field investigations on watershed health, discover the lessons learned during programming with 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs), and wade into a curricular framework (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience framework) to set their programs up for success!

To receive an Aquatic WILD K–12 Curriculum & Activity Guide, participants are required to attend both the virtual training (Thursday, June 16, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m. EDT) and in-person training (Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT).

As an approved Act 48 provider, the Stroud Center can provide up to 8 Act 48 hours to Pennsylvania certified teachers who attend this professional development experience.

This professional development opportunity is made possible by an eeBLUE grant and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Questions? Please contact Watershed Education Specialist David Kline.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

💧 The in-person portion of this workshop (June 21) will take place entirely outdoors RAIN OR SHINE under the shade of a pavilion and on nature trails in our streamside forest except for access to indoor restrooms in the Stroud Center Moorhead Environmental Center or under extreme weather conditions (e.g., high heat index, thunderstorms).

💧 Face masks with proper fit (over nose, cheeks, and chin) are currently REQUIRED when indoors at Stroud Water Research Center, including inside restrooms or if activities must shift indoors due to extreme weather. Face masks are currently OPTIONAL when outdoors at Stroud Water Research Center. This may shift to a requirement based on COVID-19 surges in the best interest and safety of all participants. Registrants will be alerted to any changes to masking requirements by email.

💧 Participants should bring their own face mask with proper fit (over the nose, chin, and cheeks).

💧 Participants are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing whenever possible.

💧 Participants are asked not to attend the program if feeling any combination of atypical symptoms, including but not limited to fatigue, coughing, sore throat, fever, chills, etc.

💧 Due to the outdoor and COVID-responsive nature of activities, participants should dress for the weather in outdoor-friendly weather than get muddy or wet.

Presented by:

Stroud Water Research Center logo, black text with dark blue waves
eeBLUE, NAAEE, and NOAA logos.
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission logo
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Aquatic WILD logo.