What do a big-eyed bug and a bioswale have in common? Watershed Teaching Tools, that’s what. This upcoming free workshop, to be held Oct. 25th in San Francisco, will help illuminate the impacts of humans on our watersheds and water quality, and proffer tips about how we can all create positive change and encourage others to join our watershed friendly movement.
It is especially critical to educate and engage students – the future stewards of our environment, so the morning session of our workshop, from 9:00 – 12:00, is targeted to San Francisco teachers, after school care providers, and informal educators by sharing the tools and resources to stimulate student interest in current environmental issues. We’ll explore watershed concepts and gain understanding of potential sources of pollutants from schools, streets, homes and gardens.
The afternoon session is for all interested residents as well as educators. A noontime resource fair will showcase San Francisco projects and organizations including Friends of the Urban Forest, The Tuoleme River Trust, Tap the Sky, the San Francisco PUC and The Watershed Project that reduce and filter runoff, such as bioswales and rain gardens, and will include a tour of the rainwater harvesting system in the Mission High School garden. From 1:30 – 3:00 we’ll dig deeper into the practical aspects of design and implementation.
“A workshop like this is a helpful reminder and motivator to include watershed and anti-pollution info in our busy teaching schedules.” (Watershed Teaching Tools participant, 2012)
The presenters were very enthusiastic, engaging. Love the activities and the games (Watershed Teaching Tools participants, 2013)
This is applicable to all people – teachers + parents. Thank you all so much for the inspiration! Your empowerment and love of the environment is truly infectious. (Watershed Teaching Tools participants, 2011)
Join us for this dynamic day of hands-on activities, sponsored by the San Francisco PUC. It will be taught by professionals from The Watershed Project; experienced in landscape contracting, environmental education, and Low Impact Development project management.
We can’t promise that you will be an expert in entomology, hydrology or low impact design but we do promise you’ll come away knowing a lot more these topics and you’ll have fun too!
Pre-registration required. (so that we can provide an organic lunch to everyone who signs up!)
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