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. Participants engage with a variety of speakers and activities 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. Registration is required.

2019-2020 Workshops

The 2019-2020 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.  

  • Resource Roundup
    Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (5 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
    Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3 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
    Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3 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
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3 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
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3 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.

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