Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

August 27, 2019 - August 28, 2019
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Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

August 27, 2019 August 28, 2019 EDT

Sorting aquatic macroinvertebrates by a stream

When: Tuesday, August 27, and Wednesday, August 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Where: Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, Dauphin, PA (map below)
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.

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.


August 27, 2019
August 28, 2019
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Steve Kerlin, Ph.D.

Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center

1451 Peters Mountain Road
Dauphin, PA 17018 United States
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