pre-service teachers, naturalists, interpreters, youth leaders, and anyone
working with middle and high school aged youth are invited to enjoy a
day-long workshop investigating educational activities dealing with water
quality, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Indiana Dune National
Park’s Douglas Center.
learn about watersheds, water quality issues, and how pharmaceuticals and
personal care products impact our water, aquatic organisms, and health.
Teachers will learn hands-on activities focused on water quality and the
Great Lakes which can be brought back to the classroom or watershed to teach
youth and adults how to become watershed stewards. Teachers will also
receive hands-on training with real monitoring equipment used by scientists
in the field.
completing the workshop will receive a copy of the Healthy Water Healthy
People Curriculum (produced by Project WET), and will be eligible to borrow
the monitoring equipment for use with their respective youth during the
school year. (The equipment is loaned out through a program called Limno
Loan, which is jointly run by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the USEPA Great
Lakes National Program Office.)
educators who agree to engage their students in a watershed stewardship or
water quality monitoring project will receive a $300 stipend from
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
There is a $10
workshop fee, pre-registration is required, and registration is limited.
To register, visit