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Hartwick College Offers Watershed Workshop for Area Teachers

June 19, 2012

Hartwick College's Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies will offer a professional development workshop for area teachers focused on watershed education in the Upper Susquehanna River basin.

The workshop, to be held July 9-13 at Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus in Davenport, NY, will bring together area teachers, Hartwick faculty, education majors, and regional and national watershed experts in a project called Think, Act, Protect the Upper Susquehanna River watershed (TAP-US).

"The goals of this initiative are to increase knowledge and understanding of the Upper Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds, as well as to enhance the field- and classroom-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching capacity of our area teachers," said Dr. Brian Hagenbuch, Director of the Pine Lake Institute.

TAP-US will help area teachers develop and offer hands-on, inquiry-based lesson plans to increase environmental literacy, promote a sense of discovery, enhance awareness of the outdoors, and engage students in activities to protect and maintain the ecology of rivers, streams, and wetlands.

Participating teachers may qualify for a stipend and schools will receive watershed equipment and supplies for their classrooms. Teachers interested in participating in the TAP-US workshop should email pinelake@hartwick.edu or visit www.hartwick.edu/pinelake for more information.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
E-mail: lottc@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4030