Water Quality Workshop Planned for K-12 Educators

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 6, 2010 – “Water Quality and You,” a water quality workshop, is being offered July 15-16 for K-12 educators at the Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau.

The course, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will focus on issues related to water quality and how it affects human life. The workshop will also address the relationship between water quality and healthy ecosystems.

The course is designed for K-12 educators and will offer ideas for classroom activities. Those who attend will receive Project WET curriculum guides, an aquatic sampling kit, educational books and door prizes. The course also will include field trips.

The course is co-sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Instructors will be Bridget Jackson and Dr. Indi Braden of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Agriculture.

A textbook and supplies will be provided.

The workshop is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service as partial fulfillment of the grant titled “Educational Workshops for Water Quality Enhancement and Watershed Protection.”

Space is limited. Registration is required by July 13.

To register, contact Jackson at (573) 290-5218 or bridget.jackson@mdc.mo.gov