Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Great Lakes Watershed Field Course
Date and Time:
Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:00pm to Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 5:00pm
Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00pm
Inland Seas Education Association, based in Suttons Bay, Michigan, is hosting the Great Lakes Watershed Field Course, a 4-day professional development experience for teachers throughout the Great Lakes region from August 15 -18, 2021. Training in the course includes watershed and environmental concepts, place based education and environmental education pedagogy, and time for curriculum development. Educators will learn how to engage students in local environmental issues, investigate solutions, devise a plan, and take action during this course. Inland Seas supports teachers throughout the school year with additional training, online forums, and other forms of assistance to help teachers implement their watershed-based stewardship action projects.
A 2019 participant shared, ““The experiences and collaboration with the other teachers have really put a boost into my motivations and intentions for what I want to do with both the stewardship project this year and our environmental science course as a whole.”
Thanks to a grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, there is no cost for this experience, but space is limited to 30 participants. Interested educators can learn more and apply at schoolship.org/glwfc. Deadline for applications is April 30 by 5:00 p.m. EST.