Educator Workshops

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In order to prepare teachers for the implementation and assessment of the Revised Ohio Science Standards, each workshop will illustrate Ohio’s Cognitive Demands for Science and the use of the 5Es Lesson Designer. Workshops are open to Hamilton County, Ohio educators only.

Vermicomposting (Worm Bin) Workshop!

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District, 250 Wm. H. Taft Road
Cost: $20
Application:
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Learn the essentials about vermicomposting using red worms and microorganisms to break down organic matter. Teachers will receive supplies valued at more than $60, including a bin, worms, and the Mary Applehof books Worms Eat My Garbage and Worms Eat Our Garbage Classroom Activities for a Better Environment. Students can bury their lunch scraps and harvest vermicompost in three to four months all while partaking in Ohio’s Cognitive Demands for Science.

School Recycling Workshops

Date: Call to schedule
Time: Varied
Location: Your school
Cost: Free
To Schedule: Contact Jenny Lohmann or 513-946-7736
Note: This workshop is free but a minimum of 10 participants are necessary to schedule a workshop.

The District will provide your school staff with an introductory workshop on recycling at home and at school. The workshop will focus on what can be recycled locally, and how to implement a successful and sustainable school recycling program. The workshop will also focus on local resources, and available curriculums that will enhance your teaching of environmental science and solid waste management subject matter.

Project Learning Tree Workshops

Date: Call to schedule
Time: Varied
Location: Your school
Cost: Free
To Schedule: Contact Jenny Lohmann or 513-946-7736
Note: This workshop is free while supplies last. A minimum of 10 participants are necessary to schedule a workshop.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a comprehensive environmental education program that helps students develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, evaluation, research, and decision making. PLT helps educators with balanced, non-biased learning experiences so students learn how to think, not what to think, about our complex environment (http://www.plt.org). Educators who participate in a PLT workshop receive a ready-to-use guide which actively involves students in the learning process. The activities in the guide are also correlated to the common core standards (http://www.plt.org/common-core). Choose from the Pre K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide or the Secondary Environmental Education Program, Exploring Environmental Issues:  Municipal Solid Waste.

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