Registration for Teaching Sustainability: Local Resources and the MWEE Framework
WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10 a.m.–noon EDT (virtual on Zoom); Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (in person at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA); and Thursday, August 19, 2021, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (in person at Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, 183 Commercial Blvd, Blakeslee, PA 18610)
WHO: Formal educators (classroom teachers, administrators, etc.) and non-formal educators (naturalists, environmental educators, conservation districts, etc.).
ACT 48: Up to 19 hours.
COST: FREE.
FULL DETAILS: https://bit.ly/TeachingSustainabilityandMWEEs

Participants may attend and complete one, some, or ALL parts of this multi-day experience; NO PARTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. However, participants may choose to expand their experience and earn additional Act 48 hours by becoming fully Certified MWEE Ambassadors! This optional certification does require participation in multiple parts, including attendance Day 1; attendance Day 2, Day 3, and/or one equivalent field experience; completion of the MWEE 101 online course (https://cbexapp.noaa.gov/course/view.php?id=5555); and completion of a homework assignment provided on Day 1. More details on the optional certification available at the bottom of the event page: https://bit.ly/TeachingSustainabilityandMWEEs

Questions? Email gimyers@pa.gov
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OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED: MWEE 101 (VIRTUAL)
Participants are strongly encouraged to complete this free virtual course (https://cbexapp.noaa.gov/course/view.php?id=5555) prior to the August 17 Intro to the MWEE Framework.

Act 48: 3 hours, processed by Chesapeake Bay Foundation
DAY 1: INTRO TO THE MWEE FRAMEWORK (VIRTUAL ON ZOOM – TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2021, 10 A.M. – NOON)
This virtual session is an introduction to becoming a Certified PA Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Ambassador. A MWEE is a powerful learner-centered experience in which students investigate local environmental issues, take informed action in their local watershed communities, improve standards-based achievement, and grow environmental literacy. Learn how to integrate MWEEs into your current curriculum, use them to spark student stewardship and civic action, and more!

Zoom details will be shared in a confirmation email following registration.

Act 48: 2 hrs
DAY 2: WATER EDUCATION SKILL-BUILDING (IN PERSON – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.)
Meet at: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Join Roger Spotts and staff from the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center for a full day of water exploration! They will demonstrate different activities focusing on local water resources and how to pique the interests of your students in getting their feet “wet.” Topics will include macroinvertebrates, watersheds, and human impact on water quality. Please bring your own mask, lunch, and means of transportation. Please bring your own lunch, mask, and transportation.

Act 48: 6 hours
DAY 3: SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION SKILL-BUILDING (IN PERSON – THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. )
Meet at: Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority, 183 Commercial Blvd, Blakeslee, PA 18610

Join waste industry experts Jim Lambert and Adrienne Fors as they discuss the do’s and don’ts of recycling while integrating curriculum aligned with the Pennsylvania’s Environment and Ecology Standards. Following a classroom discussion, participants will take a walking tour of the Monroe County Municipal Waste Authority recycling center. During a Grand Central Landfill bus tour, topics including landfill design, groundwater protection, consumer consumption and renewable energy will be presented. Please bring your own mask, lunch, and transportation.

Act 48: 6 hours
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