Pennsylvania's Waterways: Investigating Water Quality and Recreation -

Start Date:
Monday, July 23, 2018
End Date:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Open to educators in south-central Pennsylvania.

Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on a three-day workshop that explores the relationship between Pennsylvania's abundant water resources and recreational opportunities. Leave with the skills to empower your students make decisions that will better their local water quality resources and make a positive impact. All participants will engage in situated, field-based investigations and cover current topics in conservation and management. By focusing on recreation, we will experience the natural history and ecology of the Cumberland Valley first hand as we paddle the Yellow Breeches and meet with local experts. Participants will use maps and charts to gain a place-based understanding of our 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 streams, rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

Length & Location: 3 local investigation days within the Cumberland Valley.
Cost: $30 resource fee.
Credit: Pennsylvania teachers are eligible for 30 Act 48 credits for successful course completion.

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