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[IDEM] There is still time to register for watershed workshop
Start Date: 9/10/2013 All Day
End Date: 9/10/2013
Entry Description

Indianapolis area workshop is geared for group and classroom leaders


Who: Hoosier Riverwatch


What: Protecting Our Watersheds workshop


When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013


Where: 2525 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis


Hoosier Riverwatch is holding a Protecting Our Watersheds workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday September 20, at 2525 North Shadeland Avenue in Indianapolis. This special topics workshop is designed to help watershed coordinators and educators who are project leaders for community watershed groups, as well as middle school and high school class projects. 


The Protecting Our Watersheds workshop focuses on leadership skills in teamwork, networking, group decision-making, conducting research, and prioritizing tasks. Workshop topics are designed to help watershed coordinators in their tasks to: 1) conduct inventories, 2) select a problem, 3) look at what people are doing, 4) decide what to do, 5) take civic action, and 6) look back, and ahead.


The workshop activity guide complements a current class curriculum for many age levels and disciplines, and is designed to help educators and students apply science, math, problem-solving, research, reading and writing skills in their watershed investigations. 


The workshop introduces and explores the Earth Force process through modeling and hands on activities. Water quality experts from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) help demonstrate activities and lead discussions.


The Protecting Our Watersheds workshop is free, but registration is required.


To register for the workshop, please contact Lisa Ritter McMahan with Hoosier Riverwatch at or (317) 308-3392. For additional information about the Protecting Our Watersheds workshop, contact Jan Sneddon, with Earth Force Programs in Indianapolis, at or (317) 257-1740.


About IDEM

IDEM ( implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs, and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment. 



Contact Information:
Name: Amy Smith
Phone: (317) 233-4927
Entry Type:
Press Release
Entry Category:
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Category:
  • Business & Agriculture
  • Agency Name
    Environmental Management, Indiana Department of

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