Professional Development

Summer 2013 Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers, Administrators and Staff



Delaware Valley Green Schools Symposium
Connecting people and resources to grow greener schools

Teachers, Facilities, Staff & Administrators
Join Us Tuesday, July 23!

Don't miss this FREE opportunity

School greening projects benefit more than the environment. They can lead to significant cost savings, curriculum enrichment, and a more engaged student body and community.

Green Ribbon teachers, facilities staff and administrators--along with regional green industry professionals--will share their experience and expertise to help you get your green initiatives off the ground.


Keynote speaker Stephen Ritz will share his experience growing greener kids and creating opportunities in the Bronx. See his TedX talk here.

  • Connect with leadership from PA and NJ Green Ribbon Schools and green industry professionals.
  • Learn how to get green building projects off the ground and running.
  • Gather ideas and strategies for integrating green technologies into your curriculum.
  • Be inspired by keynote speaker Stephen Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine. See him in action.
  • Earn Act 48 credit hours.
Download a full conference schedule HERE.

Symposium partners include the Delaware Valley Green Buildings Council and the PA Association of Environmental Educators.

This symposium is FREE thanks to the support of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
To register, call 215-482-7300 x110 or email scee@schuylkillcenter.org.








Teacher Workshop: Engaging Students through Nature
SAVE THE DATE: July 24th, 2013, 9:00am-3:30pm

Learn strategies to increase student engagement and enrich learning across subject areas by integrating nature into your curriculum.

  • Choose from concurrent sessions for pre-K and lower grades or middle and upper grades.
  • Participate in field studies led by SCEE staff.
  • Share favorite outdoor learning experiences and activities with your peers.
  • Take home FREE resources.
  • Earn Act 48 credit hours.
This workshop is FREE thanks to the support from the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection..
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register call 215-482-7300 x110 or email scee@schuylkillcenter.org.



The Delaware Estuary – Where the River Meets the Sea

The Schuylkill Center is partnering with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to provide teachers with top quality opportunities to explore and learn about the Delaware Watershed.

Workshop I – Estuary Explorer
July 10th – 12th, 2013

From our streams to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, come with us to explore the Delaware Estuary’s magnificent outdoor classroom! Meet in Salem, NJ and Dover, DE. Travel from Dover, DE to spend the night in Lewes, DE. Participate in hands-on classroom activities, including lessons by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection on nature’s finest water filter – shellfish! Explore a wetland restoration site. Tour an oil spill response boat. Learn native garden/outdoor classroom how-to. Seine the Delaware Bay. Enjoy an overnight in Lewes, DE (FREE accommodations provided).

Workshop II - Urban Waters
July 16th – 18th, 2013

Learn about balancing the needs of our cities with healthy waterways, and how you and your students can help. Meet in Philadelphia, PA. View presentations by local experts. Participate in hands-on classroom activities, including some from Project WET. Discover aquatic animals and stream health through chemical and biological studies. Explore Philadelphia, including tours of Philadelphia’s water treatment plant, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, and examples of greening projects. Learn about the NEW Green Schools, Clean Water Curriculum!!!

Earn approximately 15 clock hours for each workshop.

Requirements for participation:
Must be a K-12 classroom teacher or environmental educator from a school (public or private) or other organization within the Delaware Estuary Watershed. Must be able to attend all three days of the workshop.

Registration: registration fee is $50/workshop. For registration information, visit: http://www.delawareestuary.org/wetland-workshop
For more information, please contact Cheryl Jackson at (800) 445-4935, extension 112, or CJackson@DelawareEstuary.org.


To be notified of dates of Act 48 workshops as they are scheduled, email Beatrice Kelly to be added to The Schuylkill Center's Educator mailing list.

Schuylkill Center educators are also available to work with your school’s faculty to provide training in specific subject areas and how to integrate environmental themes across the curriculum.

The Schuylkill Center is available to host workshops and meetings for your school’s faculty and staff.  Make use of our classroom space or outdoor facilities nestled in 350 acres of forest and natural areas for your next professional development day.

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