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EnviroSchool: EGLE Classroom Educator Series

 

Teachers, Interpreters, and Environmental Educators are invited back into the classroom to learn how EGLE protects Michigan’s environment and public health by managing air, water, land and energy resources. In EGLE Classroom’s EnviroSchool Educator Series, you’ll have a chance to learn directly from EGLE staff about their areas of expertise and their daily work to protect our environment. Each session will include a presentation from EGLE staff, plenty of time for Q&A, and curricular resources you can take back to your classroom.


 

Upcoming Webinars in the Series

 

September 21, 2022, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
Tap into the Urban Water Cycle to Learn how Water is Protected from Source to Sink

Learn how EGLE protects water quality throughout the “Urban Water Cycle.” Find out what EGLE staff do to protect water and human health in natural settings, as water moves through drinking water systems and into our homes. EGLE’s Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, will present an overview of the state’s role in protecting human and environmental health and will answer your questions about drinking water treatment, source water protection, and community engagement.

Speakers:

Koren Carpenter; Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division, Operator Training and Certification Unit

Holly Gohlke; Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division, Community Water Supply Unit

Ashley Mark; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Community Engagement

Sara Pearson; Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division, Source Water Unit

Kris Dorcy; Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division, Community Water Supply Unit

 

 

October 18, 2022, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
Dive into Learning about 50 Years of Water Quality Improvements under the Clean Water Act 

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a piece of legislation that has transformed water quality in lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans across the United States. Learn the nuts and bolts of how the CWA does (or doesn’t) affect places like your school or home and how the structure of the Act has allowed it to respond to changing water quality challenges over time. Staff from EGLE’s Water Resources Division staff explain the unique ways the Clean Water Act affects Michigan and the Great Lakes, and you’ll walk away with an ocean of resources for integrating the CWA into your science and social studies curriculum.

 

  

November 17, 2022, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
What’s Underground? An Adventure into Applied Earth Science and the ‘Economic Geology’ of Michigan’s Two Peninsulas

Oil rigs, gas lines, and copper mines – Oh, my! Join Geologists from EGLE’s Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division to learn how what’s underground impacts Michigan’s environment and economy. Journey through the Lower Peninsula’s glacial deposits and the Upper Peninsula’s ancient bedrock to find out how earth science is applied to environmental management and economic development. Learn how EGLE protects human health and the environment before, during, and after resource extraction, and stick around for a sneak peek at Michigan’s “Rock Library” in the U.P.!

Speaker(s):

Melanie Humphrey; Geologist - Oil, Gas and Minerals Division, Field Operations Section

Mark Snow; Oil, Gas and Minerals Division, Permitting and Technical Services Section