This fast-paced professional development will give educators tools and experience they will need to implement science research and practices regarding water quality into their classroom. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. During one day of the workshop participants will discuss water quality and water quality issues while learning about research and variable testing that occurs in a laboratory environment. During a second day participants will tour farms and research sites to learn about field drainage, oxbows, bioreactors, saturated buffers, wetlands, and water recycling efforts and research.
This course is being organized by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization in partnership with Iowa State University. It will be held onsite in Ames, Iowa on Aug. 2-3, 2021 with some additional virtual/distance learning following those dates.
Graduate credit is being offered by Iowa State University and Iowa license renewal credit is being offered by AEA Professional Learning.
Participants will be eligible to receive an $800 stipend that can supplement travel costs including mileage, hotel, and meals as well as registration and credit fees.
We will review the applications and grant admission on a rolling basis until all seats are filled. We will maintain a waiting list and contact those applicants if/when seats become available. Once selected as a participant, you'll be directed to sign up for your preferred credit option via a separate system.
This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, AFRI Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy Priority Area, award #2021-67037-34161/project accession no. 1025595