Thursday, March 6th, 2014, 4:30-5:30 Central Time. Creating a Watershed Education Incubator. Cora Lee-Palmer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District. Developing environmental stewardship in students often is more readily achieved when they become connected to resources in their own communities. All living things are connected in some way. Living things may have a specific ecological circuit to which they belong, but at some point, these circuits intersect. A similar relationship occurs where we live – within an intersecting environment and society. Through this webinar we will explore the strength of tapping into these communal intersections to help develop and sustain placed-based watershed education programs and curriculum resources.

Presenter Bio
Cora Lee-Palmer is the Community Affairs Coordinator for Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in Milwaukee Wisconsin where she provides management and oversight of the development, implementation, and coordination of district-wide educational outreach initiatives that increase public understanding and awareness about regional water quality issues. She has worked extensively with school administrators, teachers, and students in the metropolitan Milwaukee area engaging them in professional development, providing curriculum development support, and delivering a variety of learning activities for multiple grade levels. To her, when students are engaged in outdoor laboratories, school is truly in session. Currently, Cora is the principal investigator/project director for a NOAA BWET professional development project for educators. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Management and Communications as well as other academic certificates.

Webinar Recording

Discussion Question (please respond by Monday, 3/17/14)
What watershed is your school in, and how can you help to make interdisiplinary watershed studies part of your school’s culture and not just part of a single classroom?