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MMSD hosts an annual professional development day for teachers that provides an array of field experiences, workshops on a variety of water topics, training for specific water curriculum as well as learn about the green school movement in the Milwaukee area. Join us for our 2019 event.

Water Journey for Educators

August 24, 2019: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (breakfast and lunch provided

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (260 W. Seeboth Street)

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Choose one of the morning tours followed by a afternoon water-focused workshop. Workshops are first-come, first served.

Morning Activity Options:

  • Tour of Jones Island: The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) cleans billions of gallons of wastewater every year at two reclamation facilities that serve 1.1 million people in 28 communities. Join us as we tour Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility to see the process of cleaning our water first hand.
  • Lake Michigan Research: Learn about current issues in the Great Lakes being researched at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences including a tour of the building and hands-on activities.

Afternoon Activity Options:

Project Wet (Elementary & Lower Middle School) – Join a drop of water on an incredible journey through Project WET. Explore a series of activities that can be done in your classroom, school yard, or local park that will spark an interest and curiosity about water and how it impacts our daily lives. A NSTA-recommended, innovative collection of water education lessons and activities. This curriculum guide is full of activities about watersheds, water quality, floods and water conservation, maps, posters, and more. (Curriculum guide included).

Digital Observation Technology Skills (middle school focus) - The Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) program is an outdoor Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) approach that uses modern mobile technology tools to connect today’s students to the outdoors in new and innovative ways. This inquiry-based approach navigates the basics of the scientific method and focuses on the importance of good scientific communication and sharing discoveries with others. Participants leave with a firm understanding of how to integrate inquiry activities into their classwork and use technology to enhance STEM experiences in the field.

Great Lakes In My World (High School) Give your students a hands-on connection to nature and science. Great Lakes in My World offers indoor and outdoor activities you can integrate into your curriculum. The high school curriculum focuses on Great Lakes coastal habitats. (Curriculum kit included.)