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2014 Teacher Workshops? Just say “WOW”! The Wonders of Watersheds: Outdoor Explorations for Classroom Applications

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Are you looking for ways to incorporate Ohio’s New Learning Standards into your curriculum?  Seeking resources to enhance your classroom content and students’ success?  Interested in acquiring graduate credits?  Or maybe you are just in need of a fun and enriching learning adventure? 

Through outdoor learning and inquiry experiences, we can help your transition to tackle the standards!  Don’t miss your chance to attend one of two unique summer workshops sponsored by the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).  These workshops are open to educators of all grades and disciplines, proven as effective and engaging trainings, and offer affordable graduate credits through Ashland University.

The Wonders of Watersheds (WOW) Workshop: Outdoor Explorations for Classroom Applications, Tuesday, June 17- Thursday, June 19, 2014, is a 3-day program that offers one to two graduate credits.  Based in Geauga and Portage Counties, educators will discover creative ways to incorporate the standards through activities, inquiry, outdoor investigations, and peer teaching.  Participants will receive Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, Science & Civics, and Project WET curriculum guides.

The Advanced Wonders of Watersheds, Monday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 25, 2014, is an intensive 3-day program at Old Woman Creek National Estuary in Huron, Ohio.  This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes activities, tours, and the unique opportunity to collect research data on Lake Erie with the United States Geological Survey Lake Erie Biological Station.  Participants can earn one to three graduate credits and will also receive Teachers On The Estuary (T.O.T.E.), Flying Wild, The Wonders of Wetlands, and Healthy Water Healthy People curriculum guides.

Both workshops provide an exciting, in-depth look at the natural wonders of our region, travels to unique ecosystems, effective resources, and engaging activities led by local resource professionals.  Rejuvenate your routine, gain new skills, and treat yourself to an academic adventure this summer!  For more information please visit www.geaugaswcd.com or contact Gail Prunty at 440-834-1122 ext. 2 or gprunty@geaugaswcd.com.  Registration deadline is May 15th.

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