Teachers: How healthy is the James River?

James River AssociationTeachers are invited to an introductory workshop Thursday, Nov. 11, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, with the James River Association to learn about the current state of the James River. Determine which natural resources are being affected by pollution and what it will take to protect the future of America’s Founding River. Watershed, ecological and historical issues will be the focus of this one day, indoor-outdoor professional development session. Canoe trip included.

Teachers will learn the following:

  • Current water quality issues of the James River
  • Which specific wildlife species are being majorly affected by pollution in the James
  • Restoration and protection actions that are making positive improvements in water health
  • Activities that will increase your students’ comprehension of watershed issues

Rough Outline of the Day:
8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Indoor background information and lessons
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch break
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Canoe trip learning history and ecology of the James

Be Prepared: Participants must bring their own sack lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities, rain or shine.

Materials Provided:

  • Copies of presentations, lessons and activities.
  • Background information resources.
  • Water Quality testing kits.

To Participate: Cost is $30 per person. Call (804) 788-8811 ext 214 to learn more about this program and to register.  Deadline for registration is October 29.

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