Did you know that 75% of parents and 86% of teachers believe that climate change should be taught in schools, but less than half of teachers do?
This on-the-water 4-day Educator workshop educates, inspires, supports, and empowers teachers in their individual paths with their students, their school administrators, their curriculum, and their goals.
Katya and Mark along with Bo DeRemee - a 33 year veteran high school teacher, are the workshop facilitators. Together they bring decades of experience
as teachers and facilitators both in the classroom and outdoors, as well as their own experience as parents, citizen science monitors, and climate activists to this workshop.
1. Collaborate with fellow teachers to develop individualized projects aimed at teaching and responding to climate change in the classroom and in the school culture.
2. Study and witness the effects of climate change observed on the Lake Superior watershed and the boreal coastline. Learn Great Lakes ecology doing citizen science; plankton tows, bottom sampling, water chemistry and more.
3. Collaborate with fellow teachers on learning possibilities within the challenges of your educational environment.
4. Set goals individually through a collaborative, supportive group process.
5. Have fun learning to sail, the original wind-powered vehicle.
6. Inspire your students by bringing your Lake Superior sailing experience to your classroom.
7. Provide 30 contact hours of Continuing Education.
Dates: August 9th -12th, 2021
Cost: $450/person, or $800 for a couple or two friends willing to share a double bunk. Includes all permits, food, and other expenses. Discounts available for those unable to get Continuing Ed. funding.
Place: Trip begins and ends in the Knife River Marina, Knife River, Minnesota
Everyone who completes this workshop is awarded a Certificate of Completion. Interested in this workshop? Fill out the participation form and email it to us!