Water Planet Challenge Workshop: Out the Spout & Down the Drain to b presented by The Character Education Partnership and Earth Echo International, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. To reserve a please visit www.character.org/
Teachers will learn how to integrate service-learning and citizen journalism into their academic lessons and how to provide students a comprehensive understanding of local water quality issues. The workshop will empower students to become community leaders to benefit the health of our water planet.
The informative workshop will be taught by Cathy Berger Kaye, renowned author and service learning consultant, and Kyra Kristof of EarthEcho International. During the event, they will highlight:
Out the Spout--- why filtered tap water is always best; find out how you can become part of the Anti-Bottle movement that helps communities kick their plastic water bottle habit while raising money for water-related projects in their own backyard or across the globe.
Down the Drain--- tools you can use to investigate what is going down your drain; develop and implement a plan to defend your drain (and others) from toxins.
Citizen Journalism--- how multi-media documentation of the service-learning process enhances student achievement and gives youth a voice in protecting the environment as citizen journalists.
After completing the event, teachers will have a curriculum they can easily implement, and all attendees will leave feeling energized and ready to take positive action.
The workshop is part of the National Forum on Character Education, held Nov 1-4 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington, DC. For more information about the conference, please visit www.character.org/
This year’s forum will bring together more than 800 educators, researchers, scholars, and business leaders all looking for the latest information on many of education’s hottest topics – including service learning. If you are interested in this workshop, you may also be interested in attending breakout sessions such as “In Youth We Trust,” also led by Kaye and “Fostering Good Character in a Globalized World,” led by Zoe Weil of the Humane Society.
Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. Based in Washington, DC, we are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in our nation’s schools. We provide the vision, leadership and resources for school, families and communities to develop ethical citizens committed to building a just and caring world.
EarthEcho International is a leading environmental nonprofit committed to youth engagement, action, and leadership through education. EarthEcho helps young people everywhere understand the critical role we play in the future of the planet through the one thing that connects us all – water. EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. For more information about EarthEcho International, visit http://www.earthecho.org.