Monday, November 26, 2012

‘Tis the season to be learning!

Join Environmental Concern December 12-14 for our holiday professional development opportunitiesAdditionally take the extra work out of 2013 by purchasing pre-made WOW! Activity Kits or renting one of our Wetland Travelling Trunks for your next wetland unit.

POW! The Planning of WetlandsDecember 12, 10am-4pm
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.  Leave with cross curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation and monitoring of a schoolyard wetland habitat. Cost: $40 includes POW!curriculum

Rain Gardens as Outdoor ClassroomsDecember 13, 10am-4pm
This one-day course introduces educators to the concept of rain gardens and their value as schoolyard habitats. Participants will understand how rain gardens benefit the environment by improving the watershed and how they can be used as an extension of the classroom. Participants will leave with the basic knowledge of how to plan, design and implement a rain garden from start to finish. Cost: $35 includesRain Garden curriculum

WOW! The Wonders of WetlandsDecember 14, 10am-4pm
WOW! introduces participants to wetland ecology through a study of the three parameters of wetlands: vegetation, soils and hydrology. Participants will also learn about wetland functions and values by utilizing K-12 cross curricular, inquiry based activities.  Leave with a wetland resource guide with over 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities in lesson plan format, and ideas for student action projects. Cost: $35 includes WOW! curriculum

Workshops are held at Environmental Concern’s Wetland Learning Center, 201 Boundary Ln, St. Michaels, MD

Space is limited. Please register by November 30, 2012. To register please call Environmental Concern at 410-745-9620 or visit

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