Educator Watershed and Canoe Workshop on Octoraro Reservoir

August 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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When: Thursday, August 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Octoraro Reservoir (Southern Lancaster County). Meet at Jim’s Live Bait & Tackle on route 472 (map below)
Cost: $20 per person. Trip will be limited to 15 educators.
Optional: Four hours of Act 48 professional development credits are available to Pennsylvania certified teachers for this event through Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU). To receive Act 48 credit, please bring your PPID number to event. At the end of the event, you will need to complete a short evaluation and an information card and submit your Act 48 processing fee of $25. Check (made payable to Chester County Intermediate Unit) or credit card; no cash.

UPDATE! Stipends of up to $150 will be offered to educators attending this event. Registration fee still applies; stipends will be paid after the event.

Bring your own lunch to this event. Dress for time on and possibly in the water and bring footwear that can get wet.

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Experience the splendor and natural history of a relatively unknown jewel in Lancaster County with Stroud Water Research Center and Sultana Education Foundation while canoeing the 620-acre Octoraro reservoir. From beautiful cliffs to waterfowl, you’ll experience the quiet and stillness of the lake and enjoy the following:

  • Mapping experience
  • Water chemistry testing
  • Paddling introduction and demonstration
  • Paddling to explore Octoraro Reservoir and learn about the history of Octoraro, Susquehanna, and Chesapeake watersheds from guides
  • Shore stop to pull seine nets to sample marine life

For a small taste of what this reservoir has to offer, check out a short video on Lancaster Online.

This event is part two of a two-part professional development series that extends and applies learning from the August 14 Project WET Curriculum Educator Workshop at Stroud Water Research Center. Participants may attend one or both parts of this workshop series.

Presented in Partnership With:

Sultana Education Fund logo Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail logo

Jim’s Live Bait & Tackle
  • 212 Spruce Grove Rd.
    Kirkwood, Pennsylvania 17536
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