Bridging the Watershed’s learning opportunities for teachers are year-round! You don’t have to be taking the institute or seeking grad credit to take advantage of these free workshops. They are coming up soon, but we want to give you a second chance to register since summer is a busy season for us all.
Trash Free Schools Workshop
July 31, 2012
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (with trips to the Brownfield Station Road Landfill and the Materials Recycling Facility)
Ever wonder what happens to your bagged trash that you put at the curb or in a dumpster?This workshop will provide a better understanding of waste, where it goes, and how you can reduce it in your schools. You will see first hand where all of our trash goes and how some of it is recycled. Through AFF’s Trash Free Schools Project teachers will brainstorm actions and lessons for their school, review curriculum, and begin a plan for their school. There will also be opportunity for hands on material development for use in the school. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water (preferably trash free).
Trees of Prince William Forest Park
August 2, 2012
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Turkey Run Education Center, Prince William Forest Park
Prince William Forest Park is an arboreal crossroads featuring tree species at their northern- and southernmost limits as well as representatives from both the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont. Elizabeth Rives, an expert on regional trees, will teach participants the basics of tree identification and some some interesting tree ID tricks. She has conducted outdoor tree classes for the Audubon Naturalist Society, The Graduate School in D.C., the Virginia Native Plant Society, and the Prince William Wildflower Society. Participants will be introduced to the rich cultural history and diverse ecosystems that exist in this 17,500-acre National Park. Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water (preferably trash free).