Teachers on the Estuary Workshop: Preparing Students to Be Water Stewards
The workshop will train up to twelve educators in water quality and weather monitoring, nature journaling, and solutionary teaching and learning. It is geared towards middle and high school science teachers, though other educators are welcome to apply.
Please 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 twelve educators in water quality and weather monitoring, nature journaling, and solutionary teaching and learning, while exploring the marsh habitat on foot and the estuary by kayak. 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 1 through Thursday August 3, 2023.
- Complete TOTE Workshop Application (see link below).
- Email completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wells Reserve TOTE Workshop Application
Wells Reserve TOTE Workshop Draft Agenda
What to Expect
The three-day Teachers on the Estuary workshop will get teachers outside on the estuary and marsh, learning by doing. It will also expose teachers to a Reserve scientist, who will present on current research and provide applicable ways of teaching scientific concepts back in the classroom. And new this year, the Institute for Humane Education will present on how to use their four-part Solutionary Framework to prepare students to be water stewards.
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 $150 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.