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[Virtual Educator Workshop] Sustainable Choices, Sustainable Watersheds: Applying the MWEE Framework to Food and Fiber

June 14 - June 15
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[Virtual Educator Workshop] Sustainable Choices, Sustainable Watersheds: Applying the MWEE Framework to Food and Fiber

June 14, 2021 June 15, 2021 EDT

Sustainable Choices, Sustainable Watersheds: Applying the MWEE Framework to Food and Fiber

Do you know how much water it takes to produce your favorite food?
Do you know how much CO2 is used to transport products to your doorstep?
Do you know the impact of your food and fiber choices in your watershed, your community?

This two-session educator professional development workshop will focus on tools, resources, and ideas that pertain to sustainable choices you and your students can make around food and fiber while using the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) framework.

  • Session 1: Introduction to the issues and challenges around sustainable choices with food and fiber. We will provide ideas for outdoor experiences and issue investigations with your students. 
  • Session 2: We will review data collected as part of a small homework assignment and apply conclusions to potential stewardship and civic action projects on both a personal and schoolwide level. Guest speakers will share about sustainable initiatives taking place in Pennsylvania agriculture.

When: Monday, June 14 (1–3 p.m. EDT) and Tuesday, June 15 (10 a.m.–noon EDT).
Where: Online via Zoom video conferencing. The connection link will be emailed prior to the event.
Audience: This is an advanced MWEE application workshop so participants must have completed the MWEE 101 Online Course or a previous MWEE ambassador training! This online session is open to homeschool providers, classroom teachers, and non-formal environmental educators. Four hours of Act 48 are available for Pennsylvania Certified Teachers. A certificate of participation will be provided for participants outside of Pennsylvania (upon request at workshop sign-in).
Cost: Free.

Registration is limited to first 50 participants. 

What more could you ask for? Jump on in and join us in June 2021! Questions? Please email Tara Muenz (co-instructor of workshop).

Presented in partnership with: 

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