The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our second watershed workshop for Thursday May 16, 2013 in Cortland, NY at the Port Watson Conference Center on 131 Port Watson Street. The training is part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative, a funded project for states that are part of the Chesapeake Watershed. The grant comes from NOAA and is administered by the National Geographic Society. At this time, the exact location of this workshop has not yet been determined. Our Alliance is co-hosting this professional development with the Cortland County Teachers Center. Because this event will be held on a school day, schools can request reimbursement for substitute teacher pay. (Please indicate that you request this when you register online in the Comments Section).
The workshop will last from 9 AM to 3 PM. Lunch and a light continental breakfast will be served. There is no registration fee. The CBWI Workshop is open to all teachers and informal educators. Special preference will be given to teachers in the Susquehanna Region (Cortland, Oneonta, Corning, Binghamton, etc.). Because of the size of the classroom, we will cap registration at 25 participants. Those schools who send a team of teachers to the workshop (such as three fourth grade teachers, or a middle school science teacher paired with a social studies teacher, etc.) will be registered first. We want to encourage collaboration within schools!
Can you trace the watershed of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries?
We are making every effort to align our project to STEM and Common Core Standards. The workshop will feature lessons from Timothy McDonnell, Katri Mallory, Jennifer Markham, and Susan Hoskins. Topics include watershed basics, map interpretation with remote imagery, water quality testing, using NGS's FieldScope website, and the Underground Railroad in Central New York. All participants will receive teaching materials, including our new training manual on watersheds and a USB flash drive with digital resources. Teachers are expected to try out materials in their classrooms during 2013. If you do use our lessons, you will be eligible for a small stipend.
For more information email Timothy McDonnell or call him at the Monroe Community College office of NYGA - (585)-292-2398.
Registration is available online at this time. See the link on the right side of this page.
** If you are having trouble using the online registration, email NYGA with your contact information. We can register you manually.