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Investigating Water Quality: A Workshop for Educators in the Great Lakes Region

  • Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education 100 N Lake St Gary, IN 46403 (map)

Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education

Enjoy a day-long workshop investigating water quality and empower your students to protect their local waterways! Learn about watersheds and water quality stressors. Discover how pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) impact our water and our health. Participants will explore hands-on activities focused on water quality and the Great Lakes that can be brought back to the classroom, and get hands-on training with real monitoring equipment used by scientists in the field. 

Upon completion of the training, educators can borrow this equipment for up to 2 weeks for use in their classroom during the school year!  Educators completing the workshop will receive a copy of the Healthy Water Healthy People Curriculum.  Educators who agree to have their students (or the youth they work with) participate in a water quality monitoring or stewardship project will receive a $300 stipend from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

This workshop is designed for middle school and high school educators and is co-sponsored by Indiana Dunes National Park, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, the Center for Great Lakes Literacy, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Dunes Learning Center, and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center.  The curriculum guides are provided free of charge by the Indiana DNR. A $10 fee covers the cost of registration.

Pre-registration required HERE >