CBEI workshops feature diverse and exciting presentations by local experts on topics such as current events, water quality, fish and wildlife, lake history, and field explorations/monitoring. Since 1992, more than 650 educators have participated in CBEI workshops and forums. Learn more about CBEI at WatershED Matters, a website devoted to watershed education in the Lake Champlain Basin and beyond, or contact Colleen Hickey.
The next session of A Watershed for Every Classroom, begins July 16–19, 2024.
Applications are open! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until February 12, or until program spaces fill.
The LCBP is a key partner in this year-long, supported professional development program for interdisciplinary teams of K-12 teachers in the Lake Champlain Basin of New York, Vermont, and Quebec. The program offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting place-based curriculum. A new session runs every other year, and course sessions are held in July, October, January, March, and May. The next WEC session will begin in July 2024.
Explore the stories of the Lake Champlain Basin as shared by its people, places, and things. Learn how these stories offer multiple ways to teach all subjects; engage students in learning in and about their community; and build their sense of belonging to their home place.
The program is best suited for educators working with grades 4-9, but is applicable to all subject areas and grades.
2024–25 gathering dates
You should be willing to:
Each year the LCBP and the CBEI partners host an annual celebration of World Water Day in March. The event brings together artwork, writing, photography, and videography submitted by classrooms throughout the Basin. Awards are presented for student submissions in several categories, including Spreading the Word, Citizen Science & Civic Action, and Act Locally-Think Globally. The event includes an expert keynote speaker and is open to the public.
International World Water Day was designated by the United Nations in 1992 and is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Watch this video about one school project that was incorporated into World Water Day: