ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach
Professional Development Workshop Series

The Science and Environmental Education Advisory Collaborative (S.E.E.A.C) is a professional learning community of formal and informal educators from various communities and districts. The group meets five times for the 2019-2020 school year to network, share best practices, learn about ALCOSAN’s educational programs and engage in hands-on activities that can be integrated into the participants' educational programs. These workshops are designed for participants to earn free professional development ACT 48 hours at the end of the workshop series, which are provided by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3.

This year’s workshop series will offer a total of 17 ACT 48 hours over 5 workshops scheduled in September and November in 2019 as well as in January, March and May in 2020.  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.


Resource Roundup
September 21, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m
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(during ALCOSAN annual Open House)
(5) Act 48 hours  

Participants will discover resources for their classrooms by creating a 3D printed object using one of three platforms, exploring community resources at ALCOSAN's Open House, and participating in activities available through ALCOSAN to enrich their curriculum.


Green My Ecosystem: Green Technology & Ecology
November 16, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours

Participants will investigate ways to “green” their ecosystem from recycling to designing for minimized ecological impact, and how green technology can be incorporated to accomplish that.


Munchin' Micros
January 25, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours

Participants will explore the microscopic world of ALCOSAN's activated sludge, identifying the inhabitants, determining sludge age, and what that means for wastewater treatment.


Escape at ALCOSAN
March 14, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours

Participants will engage in an escape room that encompasses information gleaned from this year's workshop series, examine its components, and design a challenge of their own.


Beyond the Classroom
March 16, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours

Participants will take part in a variety of engaging games aimed at teaching scientific principles and maximizing receptiveness to acquiring new information that can be used in programs that go beyond the traditional classroom such as summer/ afterschool programs.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Click HERE to register now!

Sewer Overflow Advisory key: Wet Weather overflows have ceased. Rivers, streams and creeks may still be impaired. For more information: http://www.alcosan.org/SewerOverflowAdvisories/SewerOverflowAdvisoryKeySOAK/tabid/114/Default.aspx

Customer Care at ALCOSAN, we believe it's our duty and privilege to protect, recover and reuse our most valuable resources for the benefit of our customers.

Consent Decree: To comply with provisions set forth in the Clean Water Act, ALCOSAN must meet a series of requirements for planning, design and construction, operation and permitting. For more information http://www.alcosan.org/WetWeatherIssues/ConsentDecree/tabid/63/Default.aspx

Watershed Education: Leave small leftovers of paint and solvents to dry rather than pouring them down the drain. Learn more http://www.alcosan.org/Portals/0/PDFs/WhatCanUDo_Brochure_bled.pdf

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