This summer, ARIN IU 28 will offer an exciting program called MWEE’s for Teachers of Science. Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) are learner-centered experiences that focus on investigations into local environmental issues that lead to informed action and civic engagement. It is an educational approach that is being implemented across the Chesapeake Bay watershed—and beyond. Teachers will learn how to conduct testing of local water, investigate any issues that may be found and then learn how to facilitate something similar in their classes. This program is being co-facilitated by the Armstrong Conservation District and the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek.
This program contains three parts:
- a free 3-hour introductory online course on what is a MWEE
- a free 5-hour in-person session doing a MWEE
- conduct a co-facilitated MWEE (with Lori Rodgers) within the teachers classroom
The online course can be completed any time prior to July 25, 2022. On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the in-person session will be hosted at the Outdoor Discovery Center at 142 Kerr Rd, Ford City, PA 16226 near Crooked Creek from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided and a $100 stipend will be given. The final part can be scheduled any time in the fall of 2022. Eight total Act 48 hours will also be awarded. This program will be limited to the first 10 people to register.