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Wetland Workshops for Educators - Registration Deadline TODAY


Learn about wetlands.Buncombe Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring Wonders Of Wetlands & Planning Of Wetlands workshops in Asheville.

  • WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands
    August 5 from 9 am - 4 pm
    Cost: 
    $25
    WOW! introduces participants to wetland ecology through a study of the three parameters of wetlands: vegetation, soils and hydrology. Participants will also learn about wetland functions and values by utilizing K-12 cross curricular, inquiry based activities. Leave with a wetland resource guide with over 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities in lesson plan format, and ideas for student action projects.
     
  • POW! The Planning of Wetlands
    August 6 from 9 am - 4 pm
    Cost: 
    $35
    This one day workshop introduces participants to the step-by-step process for creating or enhancing wetlands on school grounds or within the community. POW! guides participants through wetland design and construction with the goal of utilizing the habitat as an outdoor classroom. Leave with cross-curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation and monitoring of a schoolyard wetland habitat.

Register: Email renee.ray@buncombecounty.org or call 828-250-4789 by July 22 (check should be received by July 22).

Make checks payable to:

  • BC SWCD
    155 Hilliard Avenue, Suite 204
    Asheville, NC 28801

    (Checks will be held to make sure we have enough participants to host the workshop.)

Workshops will be held at Buncombe SWCD located at 155 Hilliard Avenue, Suite 202 in downtown Asheville. For more information about the course, check out this flyer, or contact Environmental Concern at 410-745-9620.