The state of Georgia has 52 major watersheds that all lead to the ocean. These watersheds begin and travel through some of the most beautiful places in Georgia, from Panola Mountain all the way to Gray’s Reef off the Eastern coast. The workshop begins in Atlanta to learn about water in your homes. The group will then set off to follow the Altamaha River watershed. Educators will come to investigate, discover and create connections between inland rivers and offshore habitats to then bring all that they have learned into their classroom curriculum. During this professional development workshop, you will be learning from your fellow participants, GA Aquarium staff and experts at local sites. Kennesaw State University Faculty will also join in providing aspects of the professional development and will be involved in program evaluation and research.
The workshop will be from July 10th-July 14th starting in Atlanta, traveling down to Savannah for Thursday and Friday. Participants will return to Atlanta on Friday evening. All attendees are required to attend a virtual session on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm and an in-person session hosted at Georgia Aquarium on June Saturday, 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm. Travel, Room and Board, Meals and onsite transportation are included.
Applicants must be a current teacher for grades 4th- 12th in the state of Georgia. Please note teachers working with 6th-12th grade must teach a science field. Educators working in public schools, especially Title 1 Schools, are encouraged to apply.
Applications are due by March 31st. Selected participants will be notified April 21st – Applications due date has been extended to April 14th!
Important Notes: This workshop does contain some moderate to rigorous activities (e.g., moderate hiking and canoeing) in which you are encouraged to participate in and are conducted rain or shine.