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Watershed for Every Classroom

“This was such an awesome course! I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to participate!”
– Chris Murphy

“Experiencing all of the trips and conference topics first-hand prepared me very well to do the same at our school.”

“This experience has been the best professional development I have had the privilege of taking. Thank you for the year-long inspiration and reminder of all the reasons that drew me into education in the first place.”
– Devon Morrill

“Field-based experiences were really fantastic and gave me lots of ideas of activities and lessons I could do with my students.”

“Amazing resources helped me see the ‘do-ability’ of student-led projects and citizen science.”

“It was really cool to meet all of the great teachers, especially being a young teacher still developing ideas.”

“Networking, field-based experiences, and area experts - connections which are all vital to powerful, place-based education.”

“Feedback was timely, expectations were clear, support was incredible!”

WEC participants, 2014-2015

A Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) is a year-long professional development experience for educators in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont, New York and Québec), brought to you by CBEI. It offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting watershed education. See links below for more information on the 2016-2017 session!

Upcoming Events

World Water Day 2018
March 20, 2018

Flyer for more details

Watershed for Every Classroom 2018-2019!
Begins July 2018

Flyer for more details.


Past Events

Exploration Workshop
August 17, 2017 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Draft session descriptions

World Water Day Celebration and Contest (click here for contest details)
March 22, 2017 4:30 - 6:30 PM
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Watershed for Every Classroom 2016-2017
(Five Graduate Credits optional through St Michaels College)
Summer Session/5 days: July 11- 15, 2016
Fall Session/2 days: October 14-15, 2016
Winter Session/2 days: January 2017 (TBA) March 2017 (TBA)
Spring Session/2 days: May 12-13, 2017
(11 days total)

Informational Flyer

Click here to see how WEC participants spent their 11 days with the Champlain Basin Education Initiative!

2014-2015 WEC Session

View the full agenda of July 2014 through May 2015 sessions>>
View our Facebook photo gallery of the summer 2014 session >>

For more information about upcoming programs, contact Colleen Hickey at or call (802) 372-0211.

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