ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach
Professional Development Workshop Series

The Science and Environmental Education Advisory Collaborative (SEEAC) is a professional learning community of formal and informal educators from across the ALCOSAN service area. The group meets quarterly to network, share best practices, learn about ALCOSAN’s proposed educational programs and activities, and provide input to inform the work of the Scholastic Outreach Department to best meet the needs of students. There are a variety of speakers and activities for the participants to engage with and members of SEEAC are eligible to take advantage of free professional development workshops designed and approved for ACT 48 hours, which are provided by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3.

This year’s workshop series will offer a total of 14 ACT 48 hours over 4 workshops scheduled for September 2018, November 2018, January 2019, and March 2019.  All workshops are scheduled to take place at the ALCOSAN Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Additional information regarding the workshops, including topics and registration are provided below.  For a printable flyer, click here.

Water Systems Through History
September 15, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m.

(during ALCOSAN annual Open House)
(5) Act 48 hours  
Participants will examine our region’s past, present and future wastewater system by creating a functioning aqueduct based on historical models, plumbing our present system, and planning a system that can cut storm water runoff while keeping an eye on the bottom line.

H2O in the Classroom
November 17, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

(3) Act 48 hours
Participants will use Bernoulli’s Principle, mind-blowing chemical reactions, the science of slime, magnetism, and the laws of physics in exciting demonstrations and activities that will spark student STEM learning

Water Magic
January 26, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours
Participants will explore the unique and “magical” properties of water by participating in experiments that include the effects of temperature changes, surface tension, cohesion, and refraction.

STREAM - Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
March 9, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours
Participants will engage in fast, fun activities from each of the component subject areas of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math), making cross-curricular connections to take back to their classrooms.

Registration is required.  Click HERE to register.












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