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FC: Watershed for Every Classroom 2014-2015 | Erin De Vries

1: WEC is a professional development program for educators who teach in the Lake Champlain Basin. This year-long experience, presented by the Champlain Basin Education Initiative, offers teachers inspiration, knowledge, and skills to frame exciting watershed education.

2: CBEI is a consortium of environmental and place-based education groups throughout the Lake Champlain Basin. Since 1992, more than 650 educators have participated in CBEI-sponsored events, including one-day workshops, forums, summits, and WEC, a 5-credit graduate course.

3: CBEI Partners include: Lake Champlain Basin Program Lake Champlain Committee Our Curriculum Matters Shelburne Farms UVM Watershed Alliance-Lake Champlain Sea Grant VT Agency of Natural Resources Additional partners, such as ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain are included as needed.

4: Days 1-5, July Day 1: Ecology of the LaPlatte River

5: Geologic History of the Lake Champlain Basin on Mount Philo

6: Day 2: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Human History and Curriculum Workshop

7: Rowing Longboats on Lake Champlain

8: Day 3: History and Human Impact Fort Crown Point and Chimney Point International Paper in Ticonderoga, NY | Demarest

9: Overnight in Adirondack Park

10: Day 4: Exploring Natural Communities and Citizen Science on the Ausable River

11: Conducting chemical, physical, and biological water quality testing along the Ausable River with assistance from Ausable River Association and UVM Watershed Alliance | Erin De Vries

12: Day 5: Human Impact Investigation on Englesby Brook with Burlington's Stormwater Planner

13: Developing Essential Questions for Lesson Planning

14: Days 6-7, October: Northern VT and Québec Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, VT Venise-en-Québec

15: Exploring best management practices on Choiniere dairy farm in Highgate, VT | Investigating blue-green algae data collected by citizen monitors on Missisquoi Bay | Erin De Vries

16: Day 8, January: Hands-On Summit: How technology can be used effectively by students to gather data about real-world events

17: Comparing Historic and Current Land Use from Battery Park, Burlington, VT

18: Day 9, March: Tour of University of Vermont's LEED-certified Aiken Center, including a "living wetland machine" for wastewater treatment

19: Curriculum Work

20: Days 10-11, May: Lake Champlain Islands Reflections and Presentations

21: Presentation of final work | Learning how to incorporate seasonal change, Native American traditions, and birding into classroom curricula

22: World Water Day Contest WEC teachers shared their students' work, including writing, videos, photography, and a quilt, at this well-attended public event in March

23: Thank you to the following participants and their schools for taking part in Watershed for Every Classroom, 2014-2015. Champlain Elementary School: Aziza Malik, Kate Mattina, and Shannon Roesch Edmunds Middle School: Katie Wyndorf Fletcher Elementary School: Denette Locke and Tracey Godin Keene Central School: Megan Wellford and Patricia Hurlburt Lincoln Community School: Anna Howell and Devon MacLeod North Country Union High School: Chris Murphy Peoples Academy: Leah Bronner Shelburne Community School: Pam Cyr and Devon Morrill South Royalton School: Alicia Hanford, Hope Yeager, David DeSimone, Holly Brennan-Cook Huntington County Conservation District: Celina Seftas

25: We Invite You... to send a teacher or teaching team to a CBEI course, event, or workshop to further inform and inspire their teaching about the Lake Champlain watershed. To learn more, please visit or call Colleen Hickey at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 802-372-3213

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