National Geographic and coursera offers an online course on Flow Education: Facilitating Learning through Outdoor Watershed Education for free.
This course is designed for classroom teachers (grades 4-8) to learn about watersheds and outdoor education using the Chesapeake Bay watershed as an example. The course introduces engaging technologies for investigating watersheds and helps you plan and effectively implement outdoor experiences.
About the course:
Watershed education is an excellent way to introduce students to rich, interdisciplinary studies of one of the most important resources located in students' backyards-water! The goal of the course is to increase your content knowledge on watershed topics and to help you develop outdoor learning experiences for your students.
In this course the students will learn to:
- Increase literacy around watershed issues
- Prepare and implement watershed content using engaging and effective instructional strategies in the classroom and on the school grounds
- Share and reflect on your practice in a collaborative online environment
Duration: 6 weeks
Timings: 5 to 6 hours / week
To apply, click here.