June 23–24 2015, 9am–4:30pmWhere
New Riegel High School 44 N Perry St, New Riegel, OH
Seneca Conservation District, Crawford & Marion Soil & Water Conservation Districts have partnered to host the 19th annual EARTH Workshop at New Riegel School on June 23 & 24!
Featuring sessions, field trips, resources and classroom ready activities, this year our workshop’s theme will be the traditional fable of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. The conflicts, choices and conservation efforts of town and country people are nothing new and the speakers we have lined up will give you plenty of background, lessons and alternative applications for helping students explore, understand and ultimately decide which mouse they relate to best. As we teach our students Ohio’s Next Generation Science Standards, we also want to equip them with real world applications and life skills that will make them responsible and respectable adult conservationists…much like the two mice in the fable.
City-Mouse-Country-MouseDuring Country Mouse Day – Tuesday, June 23 – We will have sessions from the Ohio Corn Marketing Association, Crawford SWCD, Geological Society of America, and our own Kelly Schott. Field Trips will explore new ethanol and energy curriculum(from Education Projects & Partnerships most recent work) and area farms with an underground twist to learn and understand soil health with farmers & geology tour guides.
During Town Mouse Day – Wednesday, June 24 – Session speakers will cover scientific inquiry with a live animal session from the Toledo Zoo, the Sandusky River Valley Beekeeper’s Association, a STEM session with Dr. Bob Horton and the Toledo water crisis from Harmful Algal Bloom. Field trips will take you to the town of Tiffin to visit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center or the town of Fostoria to visit downtown to learn about the trains, museums & how to photograph it all.
Early bird registration is only $55, if received by May 29. Payment must be in the form of check or purchase order and should accompany the registration form in the mail. Delayed or separated special group/individual registrations need to be emailed to Beth. Registrations will be accepted until June 12th, at the regular rate of $65 per person. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch, as well as field trip transportation, materials and T-shirt are included in the registration cost.
Graduate credit is available through Ashland University for an additional $200, to be collected at the workshop.