The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. League of Women Voter members and Rotary Club members from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, staff from conservation land trust organizations, Extension and Sea Grant educators, teachers and informal science educators, and community members from the surrounding area that want to lead water and land conservation education efforts are encouraged to attend.
Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices , and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts. Participants apply plans, practices, and policies that help them achieve a water quality goal for a stream, lake, or river.
The Watershed Game is best learned by using it, so participants will actively take part and lead the different versions of the Game throughout the day. Discussions between peers will provide valuable insight. Workshop instructors will also provide information about the history, intended audiences, settings, preparation work needed prior to use, and how to get your own copy. Cost is $20/per person and includes coffee, juice, and lunch. Dates are July 20th or 21st, 2017.
This workshop led by the University of Minnesota in partnership with the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the League of Women Voters (LWV) – Jo Daviess County, LWV- Upper Mississippi River Region Inter League Organization, LWV- Lake Michigan Region Inter League Organization. With grant funds from 1 Mississippi; an organization supported by The McKnight and Walton Family Foundations.
For more information about this training, contact Bonnie Cox at email@example.com or 815-777-9282 or 815-238-1725.