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Teachers Register now for March 16 workshop on watershed education

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Educators, 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.

Participants will 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.

Educators 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.)

Participating 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 or call (219) 395-9555 by March 8.

This workshop is co-sponsored by Indiana Dunes National Park, IL-IN Sea Grant, Indiana University Northwest, Dunes Learning Center, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center.


Posted 2/25/2019






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