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We are so excited to announce that our floating classroom, completed in 2011, will be returning to the Upper Mississippi, and making its debut on the Lower Mississippi this year to host over 60 days of Educator and Student Workshops and new this year--Educational Leader Luncheons!
Check out our 2013 FLOATING CLASSROOM schedule!
SUMMARY OF STUDENT WORKSHOPS
LL&W will be hosting workshops specifically for high school students aboard our new floating classroom on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers in 2012! These FREE workshops will bring students to the river to learn about the value of clean water, waste reduction, and the importance of recycling—using the work and operations of LL&W as a visible example of their importance. Further, LL&W staff have put together a “menu” of other river-related topics that span all disciplines and will work with each individual teacher to cater a portion of the workshop to meet the needs of the students and their classroom curricula.
The workshops are fun. They’re free. And they’ll hopefully leave each student inspired to make a difference.
Click HERE for a printable and downloadable version of our Student Workshop Promotional Flyer!
SUMMARY OF EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS
In partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, LL&W will be hosting FREE one-day workshops to educators (both traditional and non) on the Corps’ new curriculum and activities guide-Our Mississippi. This curriculum is awesome—and aligned to each state on the Mississippi’s educational standards to make it as easy for teachers as possible. In addition to curriculum training, LL&W spend some time in the field with each group—showing them first hand via our work boats, different facets of the River. To take a sneak peak at the curriculum, visit: http://www.meetingoftherivers.org/html/our_mississippi_files.html Be sure to check out lesson 2.5 featuring our own, Chad Pregracke! And while the Curriculum is called “Our Mississippi”, much of the content pertains to the entire watershed, encompassing the Illinois and Ohio Rivers as well!
Click HERE for a printable and downloadable version of our Educator Workshop Promotional Flyer!
SUMMARY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADER LUNCHEONS
Attention all superintendents, administrators, principals, and teachers! We would like to offer you an exciting opportunity to join us for a FREE luncheon, a chance to tour our floating classroom and facility, and learn about our on-the-river educational workshops and ways to get students and teachers involved. Our goal is to expose educators and students to a variety of river-related educational topics with the intention of inspiring, empowering, and engaging them in activities that will enhance their learning, help to assist them in mastering the content of their classroom, and promote stewardship of our waterways.
If you or a group would like to attend an educational leader luncheon please contact us by email email@example.com or by phone @ 309.236.6729.
All workshops are offered FREE OF CHARGE and bus scholarships are available to schools that qualify.
Student Action Plan Challenge
Living Lands & Waters wants to know how your school is making a difference. If your school is doing something positive in your community we want to know to about it and we want to share your news with others.
By clicking on the link below you will be able to put your school on the map, literally! Keep us up-to-date with your school's action projects by uploading pictures, videos, and links to show others how your school is making a difference in your community. Each class that submits an entry will be eligible for a chance to win a pizza party. The winners will be selected by LL&W's staff, which bases their decisions primarily on the submitted material. There will be two classes selected to receive the award and the winners will be chosen and notified by May 31, 2013 and November 30, 2013.
Any questions please contact Amy McCoy at 309.236.6279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE ABOUT THE FACILITY
With our new floating classroom, students can now come aboard our fleet and see sustainable practices and technology at work. The steel frame was salvaged from the major Davenport flood in 1993, siding and flooring from old barns, awnings from used license plates, fencing from John Deere parts and more. Glass garage doors will create an open-air environment in the classroom and the upper deck will give participants a 360-degree view of the water and surrounding environment. Energy to power the classroom is derived from solar panels.
The inside of the classroom has tables, chairs, audio-visual equipment, and laboratory equipment such as microscopes and water quality testing materials. A variety of displays will also be created to showcase aquatic, avian and terrestrial wildlife.
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We’re always striving to provide the most quality experience possible. Please take a moment to fill out one the following surveys:
For Student Workshops:
• Student Pre-Workshop Survey
For Educator Workshops: