Extension is partnering with Alabama Wildlife Federation and several other agencies to conduct an educational conservation workshop for educators throughout the state.
The two-day workshop, "Using the Outdoor Classroom to Learn about Alabama's Biodiversity and Water Quality," is designed for middle school through high school educators who are interested in incorporating the study of Alabama's aquatic ecosystems along with the monitoring of water quality into their curriculum.
The workshop begins at 9 a.m. July 22 and ends at noon July 23. It will be conducted at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook.
Attendees will learn how to conduct water quality assessments by using both chemical testing and the collecting of aquatic macro-invertebrates. They will also receive a copy of the Alabama Water Watch's Living Stream curriculum and macro-invertebrate collection equipment. In addition, they will learn about how to make simple collection tools for use with their students, and about a variety of aquatic fauna and flora species that are found in Alabama's freshwater ecosystems.
The workshop costs $40 and includes meals and approximately 12 hours of professional development.
For more information or to register visit: http://www.alabamawildlife.org/educator-workshops/ or contact Doyle Keasal at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334)-844-6398.
Other partners and sponsors include Alabama Outdoor Classroom, International Paper, AMSTI, Discovering Alabama and The Curtis & Edith Foundation and Outdoor Alabama.
Deadline for registration is June 27.
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