2018 - 2019 Watershed for Every Classroom Program

Training sessions held July 16, 2018 - May 3, 2019

Discover the ecological and cultural treasures of the Champlain Basin with the 2018-2019 Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) program! WEC is a yearlong professional development experience for K-12 educators who teach in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont, New York and Quebec) who are looking to incorporate local, pertinent and exciting environmental and cultural topics into their curriculum. These workshops offer teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting watershed education!

Receive firsthand knowledge from Basin scientists, historians and land stewards on how they conserve and safeguard this beautiful place. Network with educators from Vermont, New York and Quebec. Get outdoors and have fun with several different educational excursions. Paddle waterways, visit farms, hike mountains, tour urban areas and much more! Bring these inspiring experiences back to your classroom to share with your students and spread a conservation ethic through place-based learning. Check out this video to see what WEC is all about!

The year long program kicks off with a week-long summer intensive training, July 16-20, 2018. The program continues with the following dates over the 2018-19 school year:

  • October 12-13, 2018*
  • January 11, 2019
  • April 6, 2019
  • May 3-4, 2019*

*includes an overnight stay

Teams of two or more educators are encouraged to apply. Individuals are also welcome. The program is most suited for educators working in grades 4-9, but is applicable to all subject areas and grades.

FEE: $500 (includes housing & meals for single overnights in July, October & May).
6 graduate credits available at additional cost.

Contact Kerri McAllister for more information: Email: kmcallister@ shelburnefarms.org Phone: 802-985-0360

Please share this flier with any educators or parents that might be interested!

The WEC program is brought to you by the Lake Champlain Committee and our partners at the Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI). CBEI is a consortium of environmental and place-based education groups that organize workshops on teaching about the Champlain Basin for K-12 educators. We are devoted to providing hands on learning experiences for teachers so that they are better qualified to share them with their students.