Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator Professional Development Program

October 16, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Free
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Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator Professional Development Program

October 16, 2023 , 10:00 AM 2:00 PM EDT

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Join us for three 2-hour online sessions and one 6-hour in-person session to dive deeper into the Pa. MWEE framework and Pennsylvania Science, Technology & Engineering, Environmental Literacy, and Sustainability (STEELS) standards toward becoming a Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator. Investigation of local environmental issues and outdoor field experiences are included in a model MWEE.

When: Three virtual sessions and one in-person session (all four are required): 

  • Virtual session on Monday, October 16, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Virtual session on Monday, October 23, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Virtual session on Monday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • In-person session on Friday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Where: Location of the in-person session is to be determined and will be central to the majority of the registrants.

Audience: Formal and nonformal educators who have already completed their Pa. Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (Pa. MWEE) Ambassador Certification since 2018.

Cost: FREE! Twelve hours of Act 48 continuing education hours will be provided for any Pa. Certified Educators.

Registration: Seats are limited and registration is required by Wednesday, October 11, 2023. A waitlist will be available for additional interested participants.

Lunch will be provided for the in-person session.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and processes to be able to lead Pa. MWEE Introduction, Certified Ambassador, Supplemental Content & Field Skills, and Certified Educator professional development, as approved by the  Pa. Environmental Literacy Steering Committee.
  • Plan a model MWEE to learn how to assist local school districts and nonformal environmental education providers to use the MWEE Environmental Learning Model (ELM) and the STEELS standards to plan and implement MWEEs.

Facilitator Requirements

To become a Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator, participants must attend all three virtual sessions and the one in-person session and then co-plan and lead their first Pa. MWEE-related professional development program with a  Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator Trainer.

Questions? Please contact Steve Kerlin at or Tamara Peffer at

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This material is based upon work supported by NOAA Grant No. NA22NMF4570318. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.