Open to Capital Area IU educators, grades k-12.
Have you ever wondered where the water from your house or even our storm events goes? Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on a three-day workshop that explores the issues related to stormwater and our sewer systems. Participants will engage in activities that allow them to explore where their local water goes and how that impacts their overall quality of life, and leave with the skills to empower students to make decisions that will improve the quality of their local water resources and make a positive impact. All participants will engage in situated, field-based investigations and cover current topics in storm water and storm water controls. By focusing on these topics, we will explore local water issues first hand as we meet with local experts. Participants will use maps and charts to gain a place-based understanding of their local community while conducting daily water-quality investigations. Through data collection and analysis, participants will discuss current topics in conservation and management while making connections back to the classroom. We will explore the cause-and-effect relationships between the choices our students make with respect to Chesapeake ecosystems, focusing on ways we can work to reduce environmental impact, encourage sustainability, and foster environmental literacy. This course will empower teachers to connect their school and community with local water issues and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.
Length & Location: 3 local investigation days within South Central Pennsylvania, Capital Area IU.
Credit: Pennsylvania teachers are eligible for 30 Act 48 credits for successful course completion.
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