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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Educator Workshops, Classes & Trainings

Upcoming Educator Workshops/Classes:

Wading Thru Watersheds Teacher Workshop:

We’re going virtual to learn about watersheds! This hybrid Teacher Workshop takes us (via ZOOM) from the classroom to the field as we Wade Thru Watersheds to discover what they are and why they are important. From biological communities to the ways our actions impact the health of our local waterways, participants will dive into content through hands-on investigations and scientific field techniques. Featuring interdisciplinary lessons/learning activities, participants will explore the ways science, art, literacy, math and technology can be integrated to connect classroom content to our local community and environment.

Guest presenters for this workshop include:

              Kurt Keljo, Former Watershed Resource Specialist, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District

Shelly Casto, Executive Director of Highland Youth Garden & Former Director of Education at Wexner Center for the Arts at OSU

Jessica Fries-Gaither, Director of Studies, & Lower School Science Teacher at Columbus School for Girls; Author Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their Writings & Exemplary Evidence: Scientists and Their Data

Midwest Biodiversity Institute

Staff from the Museum of Biological Diversity, The Ohio State University

Kurt Keljo, Former Watershed Resource Specialist, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District 

Please note: This workshop will include both virtual and in-person learning opportunities. During the in-person field experience, participants will be required to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings. Participants should also be prepared for outdoor conditions, wading into water and moderate physical activity. For those that are not comfortable participating in the field experiences, accommodations will be made for virtual access to the presented content. (Schedule subject to change depending on the current status of COVID-19).

A minimum of 5 participants are required for this workshop to take place.

The registration fee includes all workshop materials.

Workshop Dates/Times:

Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, Outdoor Field Study (in-person)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00-8:00 PM via ZOOM

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:00-8:00 PM via ZOOM

Registration Cost:

  • $50 payable to Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District

  • Optional: 1 semester hour of credit is also available for this course through Ashland University for an additional $190


Cancellation Policy:

It is Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s policy not to refund registration fees, money received for products (trees, rain barrels, guides, etc.) or fees for service unless there is an error on our part. Any requests for exceptions to this policy need to be forwarded to the Director for final resolution. Any exceptions will carefully balance need for full accountability of public funds with need for good public relations.