About Professional Development...
Join the Pontchartrain Conservancy's Education Department in a series of workshops for Title I middle and high school science educators that will provide hands-on experience with a variety of environmental topics and mini-kits for use with your students.
- Designed for 6th - 12th grade Title I science educators.
- Will be limited to 10-15 educators per session.
- The workshops are place-based and can take place throughout the Pontchartrain Basin.
- Participating educators will receive free mini-kits for use with their students on the featured topic.
Interested in participating in an educator workshop but don't meet the above criteria? Click here to book a workshop for you, your school, or your organization.
Water Quality and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
What are aquatic macroinvertebrates? How can we use their presence to determine the potential water quality of a local waterway? Attend this hands-on workshop to find the answers to these questions. Use a dip net to collect organisms. Learn to ID the various species and what their presence means for the health of the water. Explore the mini-kit contents here.
Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy
How are coastal communities impacted by hurricanes? What lines of defense are employed to protect these low-lying areas? Attend this hands-on workshop to find the answers to these questions. Make predictions and design a line of defense strategy to protect a coastal community. Explore the mini-kit contents here.
Marine Debris and Microplastics
What is marine debirs? What are microplastics? How are they impacting our waterways? How can we mitigate their effects? Attend this hands-on workshop to find the answers to these questions. Collect and classify debris and learn how to bring a neighborhood-focused stewardship initiative to your school. Explore the mini-kit contents here (coming soon).
Coastal Land Loss and Mitigation
What is coastal land loss? What are the primary causes? What can we do about it? Attend this hands-on workshop to find the answers to these questions. Make predictions and use a stream table to experiment with causes and mitigation of coastal land loss. Explore the mini-kit contents here (coming soon).