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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 Quebec), brought to you by CBEI. It offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting watershed education.

WEC 2014-2015

Watershed for Every Classroom 2014-2015 Application

Watershed For Every Classroom 2014-2015 Flyer (one-page flyer to share with colleagues)

Initial planning has begun for the next session of WEC, starting July 2014. The schedule is:

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 (one overnight in northern Basin)
Friday, January 24, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2015 (one overnight location TBA)

Check out our agenda from the last session to get an idea of how we spend our time together:

2012-2013 Agenda: Days 1-11

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

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