All Aboard!  It’s not too late to sign up for the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ unique teacher workshops for teachers and educators.  Through outdoor learning and inquiry experiences, we can help your transition to tackle the standards!  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, is a 3-day program that offers one to three 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, 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, along with invaluable training, curriculum guides, and graduate credits through Ashland University.  Registration deadline is May 15th.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact Gail Prunty at 440-834-1122 ext. 2 or