Washington Watershed Education Teacher Training (WWETT) Program: Progress Report, 10/1/10-9/30/11

10 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2012  

Thomas W. Murphy

Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School

Peter Blaustein

Oak Hill Advisors

Susie Richards

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chris Burt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amy Johnson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 26, 2012

Abstract

Between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011 the Washington Watershed Education Teacher Training (WWETT) Program, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program, offered six marine-based professional development workshops, an online curriculum development course and support for meaningful watershed education activities with 118 educators involving 40 community partners and 83 college students and staff. The educators collectively serve more than 2,500 students and represent 74 different educational institutions. Outreach efforts have reached an additional 112 teachers, students and community partners. The positive results from the Workshop Survey and Looking Back Survey data affirm our effective program delivery, and our Year 1 and Year 2 data are consistent. These results indicate that we delivered well-received workshop trainings which were relevant and valuable for participants, and which had a positive impact on our desired participant outcomes in a very short time frame. The data indicate that the factor most impacted by the workshop was participants’ knowledge and ability to access watershed education resources. Participants felt that hands-on, real-world learning experiences with experts is what worked best about the workshop.

Keywords: NOAA, B-WET, Washington, watershed, education, teacher, training, service-learning, marine, envrionmental, anthropology

JEL Classification: Q22, Q25

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Thomas W. and Blaustein, Peter and Richards, Susie and Burt, Chris and Johnson, Amy, Washington Watershed Education Teacher Training (WWETT) Program: Progress Report, 10/1/10-9/30/11 (November 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181105 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2181105

Thomas W. Murphy (Contact Author)

Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School ( email )

20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
United States
425-640-1076 (Phone)
425-771-3366 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.edcc.edu/leaf

Peter Blaustein

Oak Hill Advisors ( email )

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor
New York City, NY 10036
United States

Susie Richards

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Chris Burt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amy Johnson

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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