On July 16, 17 and 18, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) will hold a set of workshops that highlight the wonders of nature and their place in the classroom. Three Days, Three States, One Experience is a set of workshops that will focus on a variety of topics from climate change resiliency to engineering and natural systems for clean water. There will be a special session on connecting art, science, and mental health. Each day is a new state and a new theme.
This year’s set of workshops and locations are:
- July 16: Wild and Scenic Jersey (Millville, NJ): This day includes a cruise along the Maurice River to learn more about its history and its ecological value.
- July 17: Climate Adaptation for the Next Generation (Dover, DE): Take a tour of PDE’s living shoreline installation at the Mispillion Harbor that addresses salt marsh erosion in the Delaware Bay (bring your boots!). Find out how to adapt this information to the classroom.
- July 18: Engineering Natural Systems (Philadelphia, PA): This workshop will visit sites all around the city of Philadelphia that demonstrate green stormwater- management systems, both natural and man-made. There also will be a self-guided tour of the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and a lesson on how environmental professionals select sites and design various stormwater management systems.
Cost is $30 per workshop and $80 for all three workshops. Attendees will earn up to 18 professional development credits, or clock hours, and take away an assortment of resources for their classrooms, including topical references and lesson plans.
For 19 years, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary has offered professional development programs for educators that are about natural science in and around the Delaware River and Bay, and how to bring that information to the classroom.
Click here to register or learn more. Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on July 13. Questions should be directed to Brittany Musolino at 302-655-4990 ext.112.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.