WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands:
WOW! introduces participants to wetland ecology through a study of
the three parameters of wetlands: vegetation, soils and hydrology.
Participants will also learn about wetland functions and values by
utilizing K-12 cross curricular, inquiry based activities. Leave with a
wetland resource guide with over 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary
activities, and ideas for student action projects.
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Participants continue their study of wetlands, practice leading WOW!
activities, and learn the processes and protocols of the nationwide WOW!
Facilitator network. Participants leave with skills and materials to
lead their own WOW! workshops. The WOW! workshop is a pre-requisite.
POW! The Planning of Wetlands:
Participants will learn the step-by-step process for creating or
enhancing wetlands on school grounds or within the community. POW!
guides participants through wetland design and construction with the
goal of utilizing the habitat as an outdoor classroom. Leave with cross
curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design,
installation and monitoring of a schoolyard wetland habitat.
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Rain Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms:
This course introduces participants to the concept of rain gardens
with a focus on their benefits to the environment and the surrounding
watershed. Participants will leave with the basic knowledge of how rain
gardens are designed, created and maintained.
Schoolyard Habitat Maintenance and
Schoolyard Habitat Maintenance and Monitoring provides educators with
an understanding of different habitat types and how to properly maintain
the space with their students. Participants will also learn how to
identify a schoolyard habitat’s success by utilizing K-12 cross
curricular, inquiry based activities. Educators will gain valuable
tools to increase students’ interest in wetland maintenance, and
inspiration to involve the entire school in the process.
Schoolyard Habitat Program and
Wetland Plant ID for Educators -
Know ’em and Grow ’em (KEGE):
This course provides educators with an understanding of wetland plant
ecology and adaptations, and the resources to identify plant species in
the field. Materials will also cover native and non-native species and
planting tips. Educators will gain valuable tools to increase students’
interest in wetland plants, and inspiration to construct schoolyard
Student Action Projects for Watershed
This course provides Educators with the tools they need to implement
student-driven meaningful best management practices to improve the
health of their local watershed. Educators will leave with activities
and tools to ensure their programs are meeting the new MWEE
Aligning Schoolyard Habitats into Your
Participants will investigate and integrate outdoor classrooms into
their mandated curriculum. Participants will learn how their existing
outdoor habitat programs connect with the Next Generation Science,
Common Core and E-Lit Standards. Participants will leave with the
confidence to use their outdoor classrooms through multidisciplinary
activities for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
EC staff are also trained Facilitators in Project Learning Tree,
Project WILD, and Project WET curricula. To schedule a workshop, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-745-9620. To register for a
current workshop, please review our 2017 course calendar (insert