Teachers on the Estuary Workshop
The workshop will train up to ten educators in water quality monitoring, nature journaling, marine invasive species monitoring, and sea level rise. It is geared towards middle and high school science teachers, though other educators are welcome to apply.
Follow application process detailed below.
- Cost: Free
We are putting teachers on the estuary again this summer by offering a free workshop that will provide educators with activities to bring back to their classes. The workshop will train up to ten educators in water quality monitoring, nature journaling, marine invasive species monitoring, and sea level rise. It is geared towards middle and high school science teachers, though other educators are welcome to apply.
Please note: The workshop at Wells Reserve will be held Tuesday August 17 and Wednesday August 18, 2021, 8am-4pm each day.
- Complete TOTE Workshop Application (see link below).
- Email completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Expect
The two-day Teachers on the Estuary workshop will get teachers outside on the estuary and marsh, learning by doing. It will also expose teachers to scientists, who will present on current research and provide applicable ways of teaching scientific concepts back in the classroom.
This TOTE workshop will equip teachers with activities they can replicate with their students. Time for reflection while nature journaling and processing with fellow teachers will be provided each day.
Each teacher will receive a $200 stipend, as well as $150 worth of equipment to use with students. Teachers traveling a distance will also receive free lodging in Wells. Breakfast snacks and lunch are provided each day of the workshop.
The 2021 TOTE workshop is generously supported by Save Our Shores Maine, a grassroots volunteer organization whose mission is to educate the public to maintain and preserve Maine’s coastal heritage.