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Upcoming Workshops at Environmental Concern
December 7 - December 14
Join Environmental Concern Inc. for upcoming workshops located on its campus at 201 Boundary Lane in St. Michaels. Pre-registration is required a week before event as space is limited. For more information, call 410-745-9620 or visit www.wetland.org.
Wetlands of the World
December 7 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wetlands are located across the world, on every continent but Antarctica. Participants will view and explore the wonders of wetlands and how they are used across the world. Cost is $15.
Gardening for Winter Interest
December 9 • 10 a.m.-Noon
Participants will gain inspiration to enhance an existing garden or create new gardens that incorporate winter interest into the space. Cost is $20.
Wetlands Boot Camp – Educators Professional Development Holiday Series
Join EC for a three-day long professional development series designed to connect students to authentic wetland learning experiences. Pick one or join all three. Discounts are available for weeklong registrants. Course information for each workshop is as follows:
WOW! Facilitator Course
December 12 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
WOW! Facilitator is a special MAEOE customized combination course of Environmental Concern’s WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands and WOW! Facilitator Training workshops. Participants will learn the basics of wetland ecology while learning the processes of leading WOW! workshops and protocols of the nationwide WOW! Facilitator Network. Participants will also receive a wetland resource guide with over 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities, and ideas for student action projects. Upon the completion of this course, participants will have a strong background in wetland ecology and the ability to lead their own WOW! workshops in their local community. Cost is $40.
POW! The Planning of Wetlands
December 13 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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. POW! includes cross-curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation and monitoring of a schoolyard habitat. Cost is $25.
Implementing Citizen Science in Your Outdoor Classroom
December 14 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
EC staff will guide participants through the various citizen science applications available (e.g. E-Bird, Project NOAH, Journey North, Project Budburst, Leafsnap and more) to connect students to authentic learning experiences utilizing campus outdoor classrooms. Cost is $25.