NOAA B-WET funded ISC Watershed Education & Environmental Impact Program

Are you an educator in grades 6-12 looking for new ways to expand your science knowledge and engage your students in science research that matters? INFINITY Science Center is pleased to announce the NOAA B-WET funded ISC Watershed Education & Environmental Impact Program for educators in the following counties: Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson and Louisiana Parishes: St. Bernard, Orleans, and St. Tammany.

This competitive program will be accepting applications for participation until February 28, 2020. We will select 15 educators from the pool of applicants. Notification of those accepted for the program will be made by March 2020.

If selected to participate in the program teachers will receive the following:

  • Three day intensive summer training program – June 23, 24, 25, 2020

  • Two days of INFINITY Science Center in-school support

  • Fieldtrip including busing and subs if needed

  • $1000 stipend given in increments throughout the program.

  • A chance to carry a student research team to the Southeast Regional Science Symposium.

All participants are required to submit a student research project to the NASA GLOBE Virtual Science Fair OR attend the Southeast Regional Science Symposium to receive the final stipend payment.

Teachers can submit their application here.

For more information regarding Professional Development, please contact Donna Torres at dtorres@visitinfinity.com or 228-533-9025 ext. 306.

This opportunity made available through the NOAA Bay Watershed Education & Training Grant.

About the NOAA B-WET program:

One of the Office of Education’s programs is the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program. Established by Congress in 2002, the B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, authentic experiential STEM learning for K-12 audiences. B-WET fosters the growth of new, innovative programs and encourages capacity-building and environmental education partnerships. Funded projects advance ocean, climate, and other environmental literacy principles.

B-WET funding is provided through competitive grants that promote Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). MWEEs include learning both outdoors and in the classroom. The activities are driven by rigorous academic learning standards and aim to increase participants’ understanding and stewardship of watersheds and related ocean, coastal, riverine, estuarine, and Great Lakes ecosystems.

The B-WET program currently serves seven geographic areas of the country: California, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Regional implementation allows B-WET programs to support grantee capacity-building and to connect grantees to local NOAA assets and relevant STEM expertise, while being responsive to local education and environmental priorities.