June 24–29, All dayWhere
Old Woman Creek National Estuary 2514 Cleveland Rd E, Huron, OH 44839
The Advanced Wonders of Watersheds is a tried-and-true, yet newly-adapted three-day program that investigates water quality, land use issues, and Ohioans’ link to the Lake Erie Basin. The workshop is presented by the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Financial assistance is provided by Portage County Farm Bureau.
The workshop begins with a VIRTUAL DAY Thursday, June 24 before heading to Huron, Ohio Monday, June 28 – Tuesday June 29 for IN-PERSON field days based at Old Woman Creek National Estuary. All state COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and enforced.
This intensive experience includes scientific investigations, activities, a watershed agriculture tour and Lake Erie data collection with researchers from Old Woman Creek and the United States Geological Survey. Learn new ways to meet content standards through engaging lessons, outdoor experiences and real-world applications of increasingly important water quality and land use issues. Participants receive Healthy Water Healthy People, The Wonders of Wetlands, Project Aquatic WILD, and Teachers on the Estuary (T.O.T.E.) curriculum guides.
One to two graduate credits are available through Ashland University. The registration fee for this workshop is $275 and covers the cost of all expenses excluding graduate credits. Register
Applicants must be currently teaching in Geauga County and all grade levels are welcome to apply. Scholarship covers the full registration cost including all materials, meals, and lodging. Transportation and graduate credit expenses not included. First priority will be given to those who are taking the workshop for graduate credit and who have not previously attended an Advanced WOW workshop. Scholarship applications are due by May 1. Please email application to Gail Prunty at [email protected] or mail/submit to Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, P. O. Box 410, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021. Questions? Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122.