Smoke from Wildfire Effects Health: Nearly Free Workshops w/Stipends – Project Learning Tree (PLT)

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Registration Deadline: January 17, 2014

DENVER: Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE:  National Jewish Hospital Education Hall 1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206

Healthy watersheds depend on healthy forests. Smoke, ozone, and particulates reach cities near and far from fire. Smoke causes breathing difficulties even in healthy citizens. Ash and erosion from burned hillsides effects water quality, and suppression costs add up. Asthma and other respiratory conditions are impacted, water is contaminated and treatment plants disabled. Learn how EPA and State Health Dept. burn and smoke regulations and permits help maintain healthy forests with direct health benefits to humans near and far. Receive grade level appropriate Project Learning Tree activity guides and learn how to find activities that address local, relevant, and engaging topics-such as fire and forest ecology. Additional resources and experiments provided. Activities are aligned with state and national standards.

LEADVILLE: Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE: Lake County Middle School 1000 W. 6th St. Leadville, CO 80461

Healthy watersheds depend on healthy forests. Our forests need treatment to provide wildfire protection for watersheds, air quality, and communities near and far. Hear from foresters, fire fighters who want to help make the community safe. Receive grade level appropriate PLT activity guides and learn how to find activities that address local, relevant, and engaging topics-such as fire and forest ecology. Smoke causes breathing difficulties even in healthy lungs. Ash and erosion from burned hillsides effects water quality, and suppression costs add up. Additional resources and experiments provided. Activities are aligned with state and national standards.

BOTH WORKSHOPS:

Continental breakfast and lunch provided, and $50 stipend available for teachers who provide a student survey or other assessment following classroom application and implementation before June.

Because of grant funding, only educators currently teaching may enroll; a brief student assessment following the workshop is required to meet the grant requirements. You must be able to include a lesson or activity on the the course content in your curriculum before the end of the school year.  

Stipends after completion; limited space, registration deadline approaching.

Cost: Only $5; register at www.coloradoplt.org.

optional one half credit: $35 payable at workshop

Grade Level: k-12

Registration Deadline: January 17, 2014

Call 303-278-8822 or email Shawna Crocker at scrocker@colostate.edu for more information.

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