750 N Street
Sanger, CA 93657
This program is open to all interested teachers.
There are no restictions on registration.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR), Central Valley Science Project (CVSP), Regions VII CREEC, and Sanger SAM Academy offers the 2017 Central Valley Floodplain Ecology Institute for teachers and environmental educators from the South San Joaquin Valley region. The focus will be on management issues facing the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers. There will be optional university credit and stipend upon successful completion of the Institute requirements. The goals of the institute include: • To increase educators’ knowledge and awareness of floodplain ecosystems; • Use field experiences on the rivers and Delta regions of the Central Valley to recognize their ecosystems;• Describe how natural systems proceed through cycles that humans depend on;• Differentiate between riparian, mundane, alpine and delta watershed characteristics and processes.• To increase capacity for environmental stewardship; • Illustrate integration of Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core in English Language Arts into environmental education and science practice; \\n• Use watershed curriculums such as Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) and Project WET in the classrooms, environmental programs, and informal and after school science programs; \\n• Cite examples of human impact on the flood plain ecosystems.