The second Solano Water Institute for Teachers will take place Aug. 3-5 and includes visits to Solano County parks and open spaces, as well as a boat tour of Lake Berryessa.
The institute, put on by the Solano Resource Conservation District, “is an intensive three-day workshop designed to support K-12 educators in teaching watershed science and land preservation from a locally relevant perspective.”
“We’re looking forward to another successful program this year,” says Marianne Butler, education director for Solano Resource Conservation District. “Our place-based learning experiences help educators teach environmental science by connecting students to the place they live. Making that connection helps students develop a sense of stewardship for local natural resources. We’ve found that using our local parks and open spaces as laboratories make the subject relevant and encourages youth to explore parks and open spaces on their own.”