Experts in the Classroom
PBL Curriculum Case Studies
Community Impact Mapping
Videos Library On Local Issues
Trailer from last year's symposium
Every year, 100 educators and selected student leaders from middle school through college, gather for an invigorating study of integrated water systems including water supply, wastewater treatment, and stormwater management.
Saturday, November 4, 9:00-4:00
Issaquah Middle School | 600 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah
GOAL: Inspire problem-based learning by bringing expert voices on video into hundreds of classrooms.
AWESOME LUNCH: Free, delicious, robust! Catered by Homegrown
CLOCK HOURS: Six Clock Hours available through Western Washington University (For additional fee of $20.00. Paperwork provided at Symposium)
- I can explain how the future of local water will depend on the integration of water supply, wastewater, and stormwater systems.
- I can translate knowledge and resources gleaned from the experts at the Symposium into problem-based learning opportunities in my classroom.
Speaker Roster - 2017
Sustainability 101 - Cassandra Houghton, Sustainability Ambassadors
Engineering Systems for Clean Drinking Water - Wylie Harper, Seattle Public Utilities
Monitoring Snow Pack Data - Ulysses Hillard, Seattle Public Utilities
Rainwater Harvesting; Stone34 Case Study - Michael Hedrick, McKinstry
Earthquake Recovery Planning for our Wastewater System - Sonia-Lynn Abenojar, King County Wastewater Treatment Division
Engineering at the Ballard Locks - Katherine Garon, US Army Corps of Engineers
Earthquake Planning at the Ballard Locks - Sharon Gelinas, US Army Corps of Engineers
The High Cost of FOG and Wipes - Devishi Thakur, Sustainability Ambassadors
Singapore’s Story of Integrated Water Management - Basant Apurva, Sustainability Ambassadors
How Stormwater Management Fees Work - Annalisa Mueller-Eberstein, Sustainability Ambassadors
MyWater.World; Geographic Literacy - Sravya Ganti, Sustainability Ambassadors
MyWater.World; Community Impact Mapping - Adithi Raghavan, Sustainability Ambassadors
Water Chemistry and Evapotranspiration - Nimisha Thakur, Sustainability Ambassadors
Watershed Defined in One Sentence - Makenzie White, Sustainability Ambassadors
Watershed Rap - Sabreen Tuku, Sustainability Ambassadors
The Symposium is organized in five parts…
EXPERT TALKS: Exciting 8-minute talks by experts from a range of topics including water systems science, engineering, policy, economics, geography, and the future of local and global water challenges. Includes two natural systems: watersheds and the water cycle, and three human infrastructure adaptations: water supply, wastewater treatment, and stormwater management.
ASK IT NOW: Immediate Q&A with each expert to solicit deeper understanding of the topic for classroom application.
CLASSROOM APPLICATION: Teacher-led breakout workshops on Community Curriculum Case Studies using real-world, problem-based learning to meet educational standards in context of water resource management goals.
VIDEO LIBRARY: Each expert talk (with beautiful slides!) is captured professionally on five video cameras, edited and posted online with annotated links and curriculum connections to catalyze ongoing classroom inquiry and problem-solving. Tour Video Channels
COMMUNITY IMPACT MAPPING: Swim around in our watershed-based interactive mapping website My Water World. This powerful new tool helps students develop geographic literacy, explore a host of stewardship actions, map collective impact, and generate annual reports to stakeholders at the school, neighborhood and community scale.
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