Mark your calendars for these great summer learning opportunities!

July 11-15, 2011

Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop

Join the Partnership  for the Delaware Estuary on a week-long excursion throughout the Delaware Estuary for a mixture of presentations and hands-on activities. Activities include biological and chemical water quality testing, touring a water treatment plant and an oil spill response boat, oyster dissection, seining in the Delaware Bay and much more. Free educational and classroom materials! Open to all formal and informal educators within the Delaware Estuary.

Contact Cheryl Jackson at 1-800-445-4935 x 112 or or visit for more information.

August 2-4, 2011

Monarch Educator Workshop

An integrated, standards-based workshop proven to have positive effects on learning. At Alapocas Run State Park’s Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington, Del.

Educators attending this course will leave with a plethora of tools to immediately incorporate inquiry based, hands-on lessons for their students.  Major goals include inquiry based, science curriculum, establishment of butterfly habitats to provide experiential knowledge for children and adults.   In addition, there is discovery about habitat and ecosystems, language arts enrichment, cultural knowledge extension, and teaching techniques for in-school/in-nature center delivery.  Each educator will be able to demonstrate appropriate techniques for scientific methods and experimentation based on arthropod curriculum, identify a series of ecosystem plants that provide basic needs for living organisms, select and provide language arts and other cross curricular materials to utilize in the delivery of standards based programs, and correctly assess the global impact (both human and natural world) of monarch conservation.

Fore more information download  this flyer, and to register, visit

August 10, 2011

Wetland Plants: KNOW EM’ and GROW EM’ – WETLAND PLANT ID!

Join Environmental Concern in St. Michaels, Md., for this exciting hands-on educator workshop. Download a flyer here >

During this one-day course, participants will:

  • Practice identifying wetland plants in the field.
  • Learn about their unique adaptations and their identifying characteristics.
  • Learn fun wetland plant activities you can use in the classroom & in the field.
  • Learn ways to ID and control invasive plants.
  • Understand the importance of native plants.
  • Receive valuable resources that will excite and inspire students about wetland plants and the construction of schoolyard wetland habitats.

Time: 9 am-4 pm

Location:  Environmental Concern Wetland Learning Center, 201 Boundary Lane, St. Michaels, MD

Cost: $40 includes snacks and materials

Space is limited.  Register before July 27 online at or contact the education department at 410-745-9620.


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