NESS Hosts Free Virtual Learning Workshop for Education Professionals | stonington

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STONINGTON — The New England Science & Sailing Foundation will host a virtual workshop on experiential learning in alternative education on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The virtual workshop and access to the NESS B-WET Tacklebox are free for education professionals, funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bay Watershed Education and Training and NESS.

The workshop is designed to generate new ideas with the panel of experts with participation in interactive discussion rooms; teach how to apply experiential teaching tools and techniques to develop social and emotional learning skills and improve environmental stewardship with students; and provides access to the free NESS B-WET Tacklebox, an educator resource toolkit featuring NESS lesson plans specifically designed for students using NOAA resources.

The panel of speakers, led by the NESS B-WET Education Team, also includes Representative Joe Courtney, keynote speaker; Captain Chris Nolan, Assistant Professor of Nautical Science for the Sea Education Association; Molly Dushay, director of education and outreach at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association and science teacher at Trumbull High School; and Jillian Bucciero, Hartford Healthcare Natchaug Day Clinical Treatment Schools Education Coordinator.

For more information, visit NESSF.org/NOAA-BWET or contact Kathy Allyn at [email protected] or 860-535-9362.

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