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    Environmental Concern hosting free Community-Based Professional Development Courses

    Free Workshops!
    Environmental Concern offering Community-Based Professional Development Courses
    WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands: December 6, 2016
    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, and ideas for student action projects.
    Rain Gardens – Landscaping for Water Quality: December 7, 2016
    This course introduces participants to the concept of rain gardens with a focus on their benefits to the environment and the surrounding watershed. Participants will leave with the basic knowledge of how rain gardens are designed, created and maintained.
    POW! The Planning of Wetlands: December 8, 2016
    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. POW! Includes cross-curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation and monitoring of a schoolyard habitat.
    Student Action Projects for Watershed Improvements: December 9, 2016
    This course provides educators with the tools they need to implement student-driven meaningful best management practices to improve the health of their local watershed. Educators will leave with activities and tools to ensure their programs are meeting the new MWEE requirements.
     
    All courses will be held at Environmental Concern’s Wetland Learning Campus in St. Michaels, MD from 10 am to 4 pm.
    Pre-registration by November 19th is required as space is limited.
    For course descriptions and registration visit http://www.wetland.org/education_professional_dev.htm
     
    Environmental Concern   201 Boundary Lane   St. Michaels, MD   410.745.9620   http://www.wetland.org

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