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Watershed for Every Classroom

"As teachers, we can sometimes forget all that goes into learning and applying a new skill. Going through that experience ourselves can help us to better understand our students and all that they know to be able to do in order to come to new understandingsā€

Eve Dubois, WEC teacher, 2008-2009

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.

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World Water Day Celebration and Contest March 19, 2015 Location: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

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Watershed For Every Classroom 2014-2015

Monday, July 21
Shelburne Farms
Paddling the LaPlatte River
Mount Philo
Tuesday, July 22
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Wednesday, July 23
Crown Point, NY
Ticonderoga, NY - International Paper
Wilmington, NY - Overnight
Thursday, July 23
Wilmington, NY - Water Quality
Sampling along the Ausable River
Friday, July 25
Burlington, VT - Urban Issues
Group Event

Friday-Saturday, October 17-18, 2014
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge and Missisquoi Bay, Venise-en-Québec

Friday, January 24, 2015
Hands on Summit: How technology can be used effectively by students to gather data about real-world events, Workshop with WEC Alumni

Friday, March 6, 2015
Curriculum work, Location TBD

Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2015
Reflection and Celebration, Champlain Islands, VT

View the full agenda of July through May 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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