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 LCBP is a key partner in this year-long professional development experience for educators in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont, New York and Québec). 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 2023.
$400 (includes housing & meals for single overnights in July, October & May). Three graduate credits available at an additional cost. Scholarships available if accepted.
Watch this video to learn more about the WEC program:
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: