6/11/14

Workshop for Indiana teachers this Saturday brings local environmental issues into the classroom

IISG’s Caitie McCoy and Leslie Dorworth will be leading a stewardship and place-based learning workshop June 14 for teachers in and around the Grand Calumet River area in Indiana. The free workshop offers educators a chance to develop lessons, projects, and additional material related to the restoration efforts on the Grand Calumet, as well as the local ecology and the importance of the river to the region. 

The workshop, titled “Broadening Stewardship to Advance Place-Based Learning along the Grand Calumet River,” is open to teachers and non-formal educators working with students in grades 4-11. Presentations and activities will offer ways to incorporate local ecology and natural resource information about the northwest Indiana area into their science lessons. There will also be material about the history of the river and the progress that has been made in the remediation project. 

The workshop takes place June 14 at Purdue University Calumet, from 9:00-2:30. Lunch is provided. For more information, visit the link above for the workshop flyer, and contact Caitie McCoy with questions or for additional details.

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