Great Lakes Watershed Field Course – Inland Seas Professional Learning Opportunity is now accepting applications!
Event Dates: August 15-18, 2021
Event location: Grand Traverse region, Michigan. Headquartered in Suttons Bay, MI.
Intended Audience: Teachers throughout the Great Lakes Region
Inland Seas would like to invite you to apply to Inland Seas Education Association’s 2021 Great Lakes Watershed Field Course. Deadline for applications is May 7.
The GLWFC is a 4-day professional development experience for teachers throughout the Great Lakes region from August 15-18, 2021. This program is headquartered at the Capt. Thomas M. Kelly Biological Station, Suttons Bay, Michigan. Participants will spend time on the ISEA campus, engage in an experience aboard the tall ship schooner, SV Inland Seas, and travel around the Grand Traverse region to learn about watershed conservation projects. Training in the course includes watershed and environmental concepts, place-based education and environmental education pedagogy, and time for curriculum development. Educators will learn how to engage students in local environmental issues, investigate solutions, devise a plan, and take action during this course. Inland Seas supports teachers throughout the school year with additional training, online forums, and other forms of assistance to help teachers implement their watershed-based stewardship action projects.
A 2019 participant shared, “The experiences and collaboration with the other teachers have really put a boost into my motivations and intentions for what I want to do with both the stewardship project this year and our environmental science course as a whole.”
Thanks to a grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, there is no cost for this experience, but space is limited to 30 participants. Interested educators can learn more and apply at schoolship.org/glwfc. Deadline for applications is May 7.
Please direct questions to:
Juliana Lisuk, Volunteer Coordinator
Inland Seas Education Association
231-271-3077 Ext. 104
Email: [email protected]
Target audience: Teachers throughout the Great Lakes Region
For more information: Juliana Lisuk, [email protected]