Stream table workshop for educators offered in Saxtons River

SAXTONS RIVER — The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative and the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District is offering a workshop for educators on Thursday, March 14, from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m., at the Bellows Falls Middle School to learn about rivers through the use of a stream table.

This interactive tool is a perfect way to engage students and the public in river science, engineering, and the geosciences.

The stream table is an effective educational tool for all ages, according to a news release. It simulates river processes with remarkable accuracy, and demonstrates basic principles of river behavior, subtle channel morphology, and sediment transport processes.

At the workshop, educators will engage with a Vermont State Watershed Coordinator on river dynamics, learn how to operate the stream table, and come away with ideas on how to integrate it into the classroom. A middle-school based curriculum packet of lessons will be given to each participant.

After this training, the WCNRCD offers its stream table for use through a rental program to schools and educational groups.

This workshop is free to participants. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact the WCNRCD at [email protected] or 802-689-3024.

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