Flint River GREEN

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2019 Water Quality Professional Development Workshops:


Water Quality Testing: (Part 1 of 2)

For new and existing GREEN teachers and mentors

DATE/TIME:  February 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Genesee Career Institute in room GCI 1 & 2 (5081 Torrey Rd, Flint, MI 48507). Location subject to change. Please refer to your registration confirmation for any updates on location.

DETAILS:

  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Work directly with expert mentors to cover safety, background information and procedures for each of the nine tests.
  • Bring your GREEN Teacher Notebook. If you are a new participant, a print copy will be provided for you.
  • Please bring any chemical kits currently at your school for chemical replacement and kit updates
  • An additional PD Day on February 22nd will cover how to interpret the data with students, classroom technology resources, how to implement PBL/PBE with Flint River GREEN, Student Summit preparations, and a tour of Downtown Flint as it relates to water quality. Separate registration required for the February 22nd PD Day. New teachers must attend both PD Dates. Scroll down for information regarding February 22nd PD.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE PD:

The Flint River GREEN Professional Development Day is free of charge and restricted to teachers and mentors committed to participating in the Flint River GREEN program in 2019. There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

 

Note: Teachers participating in Flint River GREEN are currently sponsored by the Flint River Watershed Coalition and our partners. Training, materials and support are provided free of charge with the expectation that participants will complete and submit all water quality data requirements, will return all materials in a timely fashion, and will attend the Student Summit with a representative group of participating students.

 

REGISTRATION: https://goo.gl/forms/4Kni9nC3pOo750aH3

 

For questions, contact Autumn Mitchell, Education Program Manager for the Flint River Watershed Coalition: amitchell@flintriver.org. Last day to register is February 13, 2019.

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Flint River GREEN Professional Development Day (Part 2 of 2)

The Flint River GREEN Professional Development Day is free of charge and restricted to teachers and mentors committed to participating in the Flint River GREEN program in 2019. Participants must have previously completed the Water Quality Testing Workshop or have previously participated in Flint River GREEN.

WHEN/WHERE: February 22, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Genesee Career Institute in room GCI 1 & 2 (5081 Torrey Rd, Flint, MI 48507). Location subject to change. Please refer to your registration confirmation for any location updates. We will head to a tour of downtown Flint at 12:45 p.m.

DETAILS/WHAT TO BRING:

  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
  • Dive deeper into Flint River GREEN implementation as you explore
    • how to interpret and synthesize data with students
    • classroom technology resources
    • how to implement PBL/PBE with Flint River GREEN
    • Student Summit preparations
    • tips and tricks with peers and expert mentors
    • planning your Flint River GREEN unit
    • take a tour of downtown Flint as it relates to water quality
  • Bring appropriate outdoor gear according to the weather. The afternoon tour will be indoors and outdoors.
  • Bring a computer or tablet as you are able.
  • Bring any chemical kits currently at your school for chemical replacement and kit updates.
  • Bring your GREEN Teacher Notebook. If you are a new participant, a print copy will be provided at the Water Quality Testing Workshop on February 20th.
  • Water Quality Testing Procedures WILL NOT be covered on this date. For a refresher or training on how to perform the tests, you must register for the Water Quality Testing Workshop on February 20th.
  • New GREEN Teachers must also register for and attend the Water Quality Testing Workshop on February 20th: http://www.flintrivergreen.org/category/events/

WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE PD:

  • Review the most recent GREEN notebook and come ready with questions: http://www.flintrivergreen.org/materials/
  • Let the Program Manager know by February 15th how many sets of kits you need:
    • 1 kit includes:
      • 1 of each test (phosphates, nitrates, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand)
      • 1 phosphate lab sample bottle
      • 4 coliscan dishes and solution (for fecal coliform)
      • 1 total solids lab sample bottle
    • We strongly encourage you to source the following materials within your school/district, but please let us know if you also need assistance acquiring any of the following:
      • thermometer
      • nitrile gloves
      • safety goggles

 

 

Note: Teachers participating in Flint River GREEN are currently sponsored by the Flint River Watershed Coalition and our partners. Training, materials and support are provided free of charge with the expectation that participants will complete and submit all water quality data requirements, will return all materials in a timely fashion, and will attend the Student Summit with a representative group of participating students.

For questions or registration: Autumn Mitchell, Education Program Manager for Flint River Watershed Coalition: amitchell@flintriver.org. Last day to register is May 15, 2018.

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