Teachers on the Estuary, The Wonders of Wetlands and Project WET

June 30, 2014 by Julie Walker
Project Clean Stream volunteer Shalisa Hutt poses with her daugher and nephews during cleanup of the Coty Cox Branch of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, Md

 

Join the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve this summer on beautiful Prudence Island, for a full weekend of hands-on learning. Topics will include estuaries, climate change and water resources. Participants will engage in three different workshops: Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE), The Wonders of Wetlands (WOW!) and Project WET. An abundance of resources will be provided as part of this multi-faceted workshop to help you bring your knowledge back to your classroom or education center.

 

Participants will arrive late Friday afternoon and stay until Sunday afternoon, for a total of 15 PDP’s. Lodging is available at the Reserve in a modest cottage with dorm-style bedrooms. Meals and lodging cost are covered but participants will be responsible for the cost of their ferry ticket ($8) and parking, if necessary ($10/day).
The majority of the activities will be hands-on or in the field, as the weather allows.We will also spend time reviewing online resources from the NERRS and NOAA as well, including water quality graphing applications and the Estuaries 101 online curriculum for middle and high school.
When: August 8-10, 2014 (late Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon)
Who Should Register: Many of the activities are geared towards middle and high school teachers, but pre-service and informal educators are welcome to attend.
Co-Hosted By: Narragansett Bay Research Reserve and the RI Department of Environmental Management, Fish & Wildlife Division.
Please contact Maureen Dewire, Education Coordinator for the Research Reserve, with any questions or to register for this workshop. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); Phone: 401.683.1478

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