Fall Teacher Workshops
Exploring our Natural Resources:
Join naturalists, environmental educators and teachers as we explore, explain and experience the value, variety and vulnerability of our natural resources through a series of interactive workshops.
• A series of science-based workshops for educators of all types held at the nature center of Highbanks Metro Park on Route 23 just north of I-270.
• Each session is a complete workshop including: introduction to the program, instructor-led activities, participant-driven learning and evaluation. All curricular materials are adaptable for many age groups.
• A continental breakfast and beverages will be provided; please bring your own lunch.
• Participants may choose to attend any one or more of the workshops. You will receive documentation of the nature of the workshop and your contact hours of participation. Completion of any two sessions and the accompanying assignment qualifies you for 1 graduate semester hour through Ashland University. The fee is $182 per credit hour. (Note: Completing both days of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy workshop qualify for 1 semester hour.)
• These workshops are coordinated by the Delaware and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Highbanks Metro Parks and the Delaware General Health District. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Environmental Education Council of Ohio and made possible in part by a generous grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.
This fall’s workshops are:
OHIO OIL AND GAS ENERGY
October 18 and 19, 2013 (Fri. and Sat.) 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Helping to foster energy education, this workshop will provide hands-on activities and background information on oil and gas resources being explored right now in Ohio. Come discover more about earth’s resources being used for energy. Fossil fuels and renewable verses non-renewable resources will be discovered through hands-on learning. Guest presenters from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Energy Project will provide additional information and activities. $30 workshop fee.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come tour an underground cave and visit sinkholes. In the morning, each participant will receive a 150-page Project Underground Education Guide, full of hands-on activities that teach an understanding of the underground environment, presented by a facilitator from ODNR: Division of Soil and Water Resources. In the afternoon, we will travel to Olentangy Caverns for more information and a tour of the landscape features underground including aquifers, caves, sinkholes, and springs. $30 workshop fee.
HANDS-ON POLYMER PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Engaging presenters from Ohio EPA and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio will provide the knowledge and the tools necessary to connect the creation, manufacturing, and use of polymer plastics to the environmental issues of recycling and resource deletion. This workshop will allow participants to make bouncing balls, polymer bracelets, shrinking plastic, instant snow, and work with other polymers. Receive copies of lesson plans, a bag of sample materials including resins, sink/float demonstrations, preforms, and other related materials to take back to the classroom. Topics will include an introduction to polymers, characteristics of polymers, packaging, recycling numbers, science safety, and hands-on activities. $5 workshop fee.
You can register two ways:
- By printing this registration form and sending it with a check to Franklin Soil and Water, 1328 Dublin Road, Suite 101, Columbus, OH 43215, or
- By paying securely through PayPal.
Please note: Ashland credit must be paid by a check made to the order of Ashland University. Please contact Linda Pettit at (614) 486-9613 for more information about requirements for this option.
Published: September 10th, 2013