Observing Regional and Global Water Resources – Free PD

Observing Regional and Global Water Resources

Using remote sensing and field data to better understand the hydrologic cycle


A FREE Professional Development Institute for Teachers


Tuesday July 30, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, July 31, 8:30AM-5:00PM

At the North Carolina Botanical Garden

UNC-Chapel Hill

In this two day teacher professional development institute participants will learn how experts use remote sensing and field data to understand the dynamics of water resources both regionally and globally.  UNC – Chapel Hill faculty and regional water resource managers will present current science and management practices and lead field activities.  Participants will conduct a new lesson, aligned with the NC Essential Standards, that enables students to use remote sensing and field data to evaluate regional water resources and predict changes in flow and water variability.


This professional development opportunity is open to high school teachers who address water topics and who want to integrate technology into their teaching.  Workshop participants are eligible to receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits, as well as Criteria III credit in the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program – through the N.C. Office of Environmental Education.

Overnight accommodations will be provided the evenings of July 30th for participants who live more than 30 miles from UNC.  Accommodations are also available on July 29th for participants who live more than 75 miles from UNC.

Complimentary breakfast is provided at the hotel; light morning and afternoon refreshments are provided during the workshop and lunch will be provided both days.
To successfully register for this workshop, you must:

1) Complete the online application at this link before Friday May 10th, 2013 AND

2) Mail a $50 deposit (make check payable to Environmental Resource Program, and write “UNC Water Resources” in the memo line) to the address below to reserve a space at this event.  This check will be held and not cashed unless you cancel after July 1st.  The check will be returned to you at the completion of the institute on July 31st.

Environmental Resource Program

Attn: Michele Drostin

UNC Chapel Hill

CB #1105, Chapel Hill, NC  27599-1105

There are a limited number of spaces for this institute.   We encourage you to reserve your space early. Once your application and check have been received, you will receive a registration confirmation email.  If necessary, a waiting list will be established and your check will be held and returned on June 1st if we are unable to provide a space for you. The deadline for submitting the application materials and deposit is May 10, 2013.  Cancellations must be made by July 1, 2013, in order to receive a full refund on your deposit.  Your $50 deposit will be forfeited if you cancel after July 1, 2013 and will be considered a tax-deductible gift to the Environmental Resource Program.

For more information, contact Michele Drostin at 919-966-9802 or Michele.drostin@unc.edu



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  2. Mark Case said:

    Thanks for letting me know about this one. I can use this one for all three classes I teach! Just did the registration online and will mail the check tomorrow

    Since I can’t do DENsi, I can do this one I hope

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