Community Action in the Classroom

The Community Action in the Classroom project is a collaboration between the AWSM program and Earth Force. The professional development opportunity is for formal and informal educators who want to integrate civic and environmental action into their classroom.

Professional Development Workshop July 16-18, 2018

Register today!  Registration and Medical Release Form

  • LEARN citizen-science protocols and standards-based curriculum
  • EXPLORE scenic Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • INTEGRATE civic action into your classroom
  • EARN- $375 stipends are awarded to participating teachers. Continuing education graduate credits are available through Marshall University for an additional cost.

Participants will learn Save Our Streams stream monitoring protocols and supporting standards-based curriculum that will have students engaging in fun, hands-on citizen-science.

Participants will also learn Earth Force’s Community Action and Problem Solving Process, a six-step model that combines the best of civic engagement, environmental education, and STEM. Youth work together through educator facilitation to design and implement a project to explore root causes and address a policy or practice related to the environmental issue that they identify in their community. Earth Force’s focus on civic engagement helps learners to become active participants in their communities by conducting balanced research, building strong community partnerships, and making decisions as a democratic group.

The Process takes students through:


Register today! Registration and Medical Release Form

For additional information, please contact Kellee Waddell, Program Manger, at or (304) 567-2632.