10 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 26, 2012
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: 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