Mapping My Watershed Address
[3 STEM Clock Hours] Interactive PBL practicum for secondary teachers. Participants explore implications of knowing our street address but not our watershed address. Features map-based inquiries, lesson plans, sample student work, and a suite of interactive mapping tools.
Time & Location
Nov 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Event
Students will enhance geographic literacy, reclaim a sense of indigenous knowledge, (belonging to the land), and practice impact projects that align with watershed/community policies, plans, and performance measures. Science, engineering, civics, economics, geographic literacy, ELA, and media arts are integrated to produce community impact map stories. Career pathways are explored related to GIS cartography, urban planning, green stormwater infrastructure, environmental justice, and watershed management. The Lab features interaction with a team of highly capable students from the Sustainability Ambassadors Youth Leadership Program.
What is my watershed? Which subbasin do I live in? What assumptions do I make about the stewardship of the land and water that supports my lifestyle? How did we get here? What patterns can we shift in the future?
Teacher teams from across the curriculum are encouraged. You and your colleagues are invited to sign up for one, some, or all of the Labs in the Series.
This Focus Lab is part of the ongoing Green-Duwamish Watershed PBL Curriculum Design Lab Series with funding support from the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, WaterWorks Grants Program, and the Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.
Teacher Learning Goals
- Demonstrate an understanding of issues and opportunities related to GIS cartography, urban planning, green stormwater infrastructure, environmental justice, and watershed management from a local landscape/watershed perspective.
- Adopt or refine one or more lesson elements from Mapping My Watershed Address.
- Apply STEM literacy across disciplines and promote college/career pathways to inspire students.
REGISTER TODAY to hold your spot. Bring a Team.
Questions? Email: Peter Donaldson