Wetlands’ Boot Camp – Educators’ Professional Development Summer Institute


June 17-21, 2013

Space is limited, please register no later than June 3, 2013

Select one or all of the following workshops:
June 17: WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands 10am – 4pm Cost: $35

WOW! introduces participants to wetland ecology through a study of the three parameters of wetlands: vegetation, soils and hydrology. Participants will also learn about wetland functions and values by utilizing K-12 cross curricular, inquiry based activities. Leave with a wetland resource guide with over 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities in lesson plan format, and ideas for student action projects.

June 18: POW! The Planning of Wetlands 10am – 4pm Cost: $40

Participants will learn the step-by-step process for creating or enhancing wetlands on school grounds or within the community. POW! guides participants through wetland design and construction with the goal of utilizing the habitat as an outdoor classroom. Leave with cross curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation, and monitoring of a schoolyard wetland habitat.

June 19: Wetland Plant ID for Educators: Know ‘em and Grow ‘em 10am – 4pm Cost: $40

This course provides educators with an understanding of wetland plant ecology and adaptations, and the resources to identify plant species in the field. Materials will also cover native and non-native species and planting tips. Educators will gain valuable tools to increase students’ interest in wetland plants, and inspiration to construct schoolyard wetland habitats.

June 20: IEEIA – Issues Investigation 10am – 4pm Cost: $35

Participants will gain the knowledge and scientific research skills necessary to implement issues investigation and identify appropriate action plans that benefit the environment. IEEIA meets state and national standards in multiple disciplines. It is reflected in Maryland’s Environmental Literacy Standards, particularly Standard 1: Issues Investigation. It is student centered, inquiry and community based, and involves cooperative, engaged learning. This IEEIA Awareness Workshop will assist participants in planning for implementation of issues-based instruction in their teaching.

June 21: Schoolyard Habitat Integration with Core and E-Lit Standards 10am – 4pm Cost: $35

Participants will investigate and integrate outdoor classrooms into their mandated curriculum. Participants will learn how their existing outdoor habitat programs connect with the National Science Framework as a precursor to the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will leave with the confidence to use their outdoor classrooms through multidisciplinary activities for students from Kindergarten through 12thgrade.

All workshops will be held at Environmental Concern’s Waterfront Wetland Learning Center, 201 Boundary Lane, St. Michaels, MD 21663.

For additional information or to register please visit www.wetland.org or call 410-745-9620.

Date/Time
06/17/2013 - 06/21/2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Location
Environmental Concern’s Wetland Learning Center

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