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Training Teachers on How to Plan Meaningful Outdoor Experiences

Carol Hopper Brill shows teachers a coastal plant as part of the April MWEE workshop. ©Julia Robins/VASG

Carol Hopper Brill shows teachers a coastal plant as part of the April MWEE workshop. ©Julia Robins/VASG

Getting kids out of the classroom is a great way to get them to engage in their learning. The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) MAP educators put on workshops to increase teacher confidence in conducting meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs). Now, Sarah Nuss and Carol Hopper Brill of VIMS will continue the effort by providing a professional development workshop to 30 secondary school teachers. Topics to be covered include MWEE planning basics, site selection, pre- and post-trip activities and more.

Project details: Sarah Nuss, Carol Hopper Brill (VIMS). Conducting Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences: Continuing Education for Secondary Teachers.