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Programs & Workshops For Educators

In-class Instruction: The Watershed Model

Watershed Model

GSWA helps teachers bring environmental education to life in the classroom. Our three-dimensional watershed model vividly illustrates to students how the actions of individual people and groups affect the quality of water in our lakes, rivers and streams. The model also helps simplify the concepts of point and nonpoint source pollution. GSWA educators have delivered their watershed model program in dozens of schools, reaching more than 1,500 children to date. Program is offered year-round depending upon availability of instructors.

For more information about the Watershed Model program or to schedule a classroom visit, please contact Hazel England, GSWA’s Director of Education and Outreach, at 973-538-3500 x20 or by writing to hengland@greatswamp.org.

 

Educating The Educator: Teacher Education Workshops

Teacher Training Workshop, 2009

Learning about the importance of water is a vital part of any student’s academic career. Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association for all three of our hands-on, fun-packed teacher workshops to learn more about integrating water resource education, environmental stewardship, and critical thinking skills into your current curriculum. Workshops are held jointly with Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and take place onsite at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge inside the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center located at 32 Pleasant Plains Road in Harding Township, NJ. Each event will include indoor and outdoor experiences. All participants will leave with an activity-packed teaching guide and other useful resources.

The fee for participation in each workshop is $20/person. Up to six professional development credits (PDC) may be available for attendance at each workshop. Space is limited, so please register online right now on our Event Registration page. To register by telephone, please call GSWA’s Director of Outreach and Education Hazel England at 973-538-3500 x20. For more information, please write to hengland@greatswamp.org.

 

Fall 2013 Programs for Educators

 

Project WET

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, Great Swamp N.W.R., 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township, NJ

Courtesy of Project WETProject WET is a collection of nearly 100 science-based, interdisciplinary activities with teacher-tested, classroom-ready lesson plans for students in grades K through 12. Activities use the vital importance of water to educate students about diverse topics. The newly updated Project WET guide is integrated into new online resources that make learning fun. Take the 'Water Olympics' to learn about the properties of water. Go on an 'Incredible Journey' to learn more about the real water cycle. Track the transmission of disease as you follow along with 'Poison Pump' an exciting whodunit that is sure to get your students' attention. The Project WET teacher's guide is only available to educators who participate in a six-hour Project WET Workshop. Lessons in the guide are correlated to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Workshop participants also receive supplementary educational materials focusing on New Jersey's water resources.

Participation in this workshop is free of charge, but advanced registration is required.

Register for this workshop

 

About Teacher Education Workshops

Workshops are held jointly with Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. They will take place at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge inside the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center located at 32 Pleasant Plains Road in Harding Township, NJ. Each event will include indoor and outdoor experiences. All participants will leave with activity-packed teaching guide and other useful resources.

Up to six professional development credits (PDC) may be available for attendanceat each workshop. Space is limited, so please register by clicking one of the registration links above or by calling GSWA's Director of Outreach and Education Hazel England at 973-538-3500 x20. For more information, please write to Hazel at hazele@GreatSwamp.org.

Workshops may include both indoor and outdoor components, so please dress appropriately. Layers are recommended. Comfortable, sturdy footwear is recommended for all outdoor activities.