Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

February 20 - February 21
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When: Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13 POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER to Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. each day. You may choose to attend Day 1 (workshop) only or both days (workshop and water education skills training).
Where: Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018
Audience: Environmental educators (non-formal, informal, field-based, naturalists)
Cost: FREE! Includes a catered lunch, snacks, and refreshments. Act 48 hours will be provided by DCNR-PA State Parks. Pre-registration is required; see registration link below.

Individuals previously or currently registered or wait listed for this workshop received an email asking them to fill out a form to indicate whether they can attend the rescheduled workshops.

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We all rely on the services provided by our natural world to survive and thrive — and we can all play a role in supporting a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. More than 1,740,000 students live and learn in Pennsylvania and the future well-being of our watersheds will soon rest in their hands.

Stakeholders across Pennsylvania are working to support students to graduate with the knowledge and skills to protect and restore their local watershed through the participation in Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE). MWEEs are learner-centered experiences that focus on investigations into local environmental issues that lead to informed action and civic engagement.

MWEEs depend on the facilitation and support of both school and non-formal, field-based educators for the experiences to be holistic and impactful. This workshop will help prepare non-formal environmental education providers to partner with K-12 classroom teachers on an MWEE.

This workshop has been designed to provide a deep understanding of the MWEE as a vehicle for advancing environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement.

Bonus! The workshop will be paired with an optional second day focused on enhancing your hands-on water education skills. You’ll learn about stormwater and agriculture best management practices and drinking-water chemistry.

  • Funding made possible through generous B-WET grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Grant #NA17NMF4570274).
  • These workshops will be facilitated by trainers from Stroud Water Research Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, DCNR-Bureau of Pennsylvania State Parks, Penn State Extension, and Millersville University.

QUESTIONS? Contact Steve Kerlin at or call 610-268-2153, ext. 297.

Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center