This winter, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub is providing five MWEEs By the Sea educator workshops on the Oregon Coast to train educators to engage their students in Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs).

In each workshop, participants engage in hands-on classroom and field activities related to watershed topics, and explore locally-available educational materials that can be checked out and used with students. The resources and best practices shared will support teachers to design and implement a Project Based Learning (PBL) unit this spring. Students will be invited to a Student Watershed Symposium in late Spring to share their projects with their peers and community. The free workshops target formal and informal educators of students in Grade 3-12. Lunch will be provided.

Topics and Locations

  • Jan 6, 2018 - Watershed Monitoring and Habitat Restoration, Gr 6-12
  • Jan 20, 2018 - Marine Debris, Gr 6-12
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Marine Debris, Gr 3-8
  • Feb 3, 2018 - Watershed Monitoring and Habitat Restoration, Gr. 3-8
  • Feb 17, 2018 - Climate Change, Gr 4-12

Links to flyers and registration on the OCSH Professional Development page

Benefits to Workshop Participants

  • $100 stipend for attending the workshop (unless their employer already covers their time)
  • Connections to resources (curriculum, people, materials) that support PBL planning and implementation
  • Engage in classroom and field activities that model MWEEs and support PBL
  • Time to create an implementation plan

Post-Workshop Opportunities

  • Follow up 1-hour webinar (TBD)
  • Access to field trip funds for Spring 2018 (additional requirements)
  • Invitation to the Student Watershed Symposium

All trainings focus on Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences and culminate in a Student Watershed Symposium event, but the workshop topics and grade levels vary by location. For information about this workshop series, visit the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website's Professional Development page. This workshop series is supported by grant funds from the NOAA Bay Watershed Education Training (BWET) program.