Living Water – REAL 695
Living Water: Going with the Flow
This is a summer graduate credit class offered for DuPage County teachers each June. Teach outside DuPage? Contact us for availability. New for 2020: professionals, non-traditional educators and graduate students may participate pending space. Contact us for more info.
This class can be taken for graduate credit. A project is required.
Here’s your chance to “dive” into water! You’ll be fully immersed in the methods we utilize to purify, transport, store, absorb, and treat our water resources. We’ll travel by bus to follow our water from Lake Michigan to the DuPage River and everywhere in-between to help you understand the many aspects of our water systems. We won’t just look at it – we’ll pull on our boots, step in, and learn about the water quality of our own streams. During this class, we take time to experiment, discuss and digest where we have been and why so that you can make a splash in your classroom come fall!
This course is designed to align with NGSS.
Instructors: Dr. Michael Knapp and SCARCE Founder & Director, Kay McKeen
Who: 3rd-12th Grade Teachers, non-traditional educators contact us for availability
What: STEM in action! Explore our man-made and natural water systems through field trips and hands-on activities.
When: Each June – 5 days for 40 PDs OR 5.5 days for 3 graduate hours
Where: Each day begins and ends at the SCARCE facility. We will travel together by bus to:
- Lake Michigan
- World's Largest Water Purification Plant
- Water Pumping Station
- Local Water Utility
- Large-Scale Stormwater Storage Site
- Water Reclamation Center
- Stream Restoration Research Lab
- Groundwater Filtration Plant
- Local Green Design Sites
- Local Streams, Marshes & Wetlands
Why: We need water to survive. It is to our benefit and the benefit of our students to understand the various processes that deal with our most precious natural resource.
Cost: Resource fee of $125 must be paid to SCARCE to complete registration. Optional graduate credit fee of $300 paid to University of St. Francis.
When: The 2020 course runs June 15-19 with an additional half-day (DATE TBD) for graduate credit.
Jump into this class with both feet!