The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our third watershed workshop on Saturday May 18, 2013 in Elmira, NY. It will be held at the Bush Campus (SCT/Corning Teacher Center) on 459 Philo Road, just outside of Horseheads. 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 Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga/Corning Teacher Center.
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.), especially if you register as a team (three grade 5 teachers, or an enivromental science teacher and a US History teacher, etc). Because of the size of the classroom, we will cap registration at 25 participants.
**** We want to help teachers out with transportation cost, so a stipend will be offered to all participants who stay the entire day ($50). If you demonstrate that you have used any of our materials (or better yet, you adapted them to your classroom), you will receive an additional stipend. ****
Can you trace out the watershed boundary for the Susquehanna and all 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, Stephen Vermette, 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.
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.