Fall 2017 Watershed Stewards Academy in Hornbake

Fall 2017 Watershed Stewards Academy in Hornbake

An iSchool research team led by Dean Emerita Jenny Preece and Dr. Tammy Clegg is partnering with the Anacostia Watershed Society to study how technology can support environmental education and communication efforts. Members of the university community are invited to participate in an AWS-run technology-supported class to become a master watershed steward to be hosted at the iSchool in the fall. The 8-session, 25-hour certificate program to become a Master Watershed Steward will begin on Wednesday, September 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 2105 Hornbake, South Wing. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members are warmly invited to participate. The program will address pollutants that threaten local waterways and strategies to reduce them and includes a tour of green infrastructure on the UMD campus, a boat trip on the Anacostia River, where bald eagles are now frequently sighted, and guidance and support for creating an environmental project to benefit your own community. More information about the NSF-supported research project, Community-Driven Projects That Adapt Technology for Environmental Learning in Nature Preserves, is available here
 
 
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