Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Educator Training (EnLET)

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Educator Training (EnLET)

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The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Educator Training (EnLET) program at SERC sponsors regular educator professional development opportunities. Trainings center on environmental issues in the Chesapeake Bay related to SERC research, and use a place-based context to connect these issues to local ecology, economy, and culture.

Upcoming opportunities are shared below. If you want to register or learn more about any of the upcoming opportunities, please contact Anna Davis at davisam@si.edu 

Invasive Species of the Chesapeake Bay Region

Join SERC educators for a three-day workshop focused on invasive species of the Chesapeake Bay region. We'll explore the effects of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species on local ecology, focusing on some of the research being conducted at SERC. Additionally, we'll hear from outside experts who will share on some of the social and economic effects of invasive species. The workshop will also include hands-on activities that can be brought back to your classroom as well as a local field trip.

Workshop Details:

  • June 28-30 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day
  • Designed for middle and high school educators
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Lodging available for out-of-town participants
  • $300 stipend available for participation
  • Additional stipend available for educational activity development

Genetic Techniques in Environmental Science

Interested in bringing genetic techniques based on real environmental science research into your high school classroom? Join SERC educators for a one-day professional development workshop focused on learning how genetic techniques are used in research at SERC and gaining experience using these skills with a hands-on, lab-based activity.

Workshop Details:

  • July 12, 2023 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Designed for high school educators
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Informational sessions and hands-on activities
  • Structured activities and datasets to bring genetics research back to your classroom
  • Additional stipend available for educational activity development

Wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay

Are you a middle or high school educator in the Chesapeake Bay region interested in learning more about the science of wetlands? Join SERC educators for a three-day workshop focused on wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay region. We'll explore the ecological importance of wetlands, focusing on research being conducted at SERC's Global Change Research Wetland. Additionally, we'll hear from outside experts who will share on some of the social and economic importance of wetlands. The workshop will include hands-on activities and datasets that can be brought back to your classroom, as well as a local field trip.

Workshop Details:

  • August 9-11, 2023 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day
  • Designed for middle and high school educators
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Lodging available for out-of-town participants
  • $300 stipend available for participation
  • Additional stipend available for educational activity development