AUBURN, Alabama — Alabama Water Watch will conduct several Exploring Our Living Streams workshops in May and June at various locations in the state. Educators, including teachers, informal educators and volunteers are invited to register and attend.
Participants will be certified to use Alabama Water Watch’s Exploring Our Living Streams curriculum, which encourages a hands-on approach to teaching students about water quality, pollution, watershed stewardship and citizen science. Teachers and educatuors can use the flexible EOLS curriculum in formal and informal settings with grades 4 through 12. Endorsed by the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative, the curriculum pairs with the Alabama Course of Study.
Alabama Water Watch is a state-approved Stackable Credential for the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster.
- May 3-4 Alabama 4-H Center, Columbiana
- June 13-15 Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Fairhope
- June 26-28 McDowell Environmental Center, Nauvoo
Participants are certified as water monitors (water chemistry and stream biomonitoring) during the two-day workshops and learn how their students can be certified as 4-H AWW Water Monitors.
They will also receive a copy of the EOLS curriculum and access to additional digital resources; a DVD of Discovering Alabama videos; access to monitoring equipment; in-class support and additional programming specific to the host environmental center (farm tours, boat rides and nature hikes). In addition, participants can earn continuing education credits.
Lodging and Food Provided with Registration Fee
In addition, lodging and food are provided with the $25 registration fee for the EOLS Stream Biomonitoring and Water Chemistry Monitoring workshops sponsored by EPA Environmental Education Grant.
Visit www.alabamawaterwatch.org/environmental-ed/educator-workshops/ for more information. Register through 4-HOnline. Click here to download instructions and access the registration page. Registration closes two weeks prior to each workshop.
Contact Mona Dominguez, 4-H AWW program coordinator, at 334-844-9323 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration assistance.