Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Linda Pettit
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

Exploring our Natural Resources  (A workshop series for educators)

Join naturalists, environmental educators and teachers as we explore,
explain and experience the value, variety and vulnerability of our
natural resources through a series of interactive workshops.

The cost of this class is $182.00 for Ashland tuition and $35.00 fee paid directly to  FSWCSD

Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Come tour an underground cave and visit sinkholes. In the morning, each
participant will receive a 150-page Project Underground Education Guide, full of hands-on
activities that teach an understanding of the underground environment, presented by a
facilitator from ODNR: Division of Soil and Water Resources. In the afternoon, we will travel
to Olentangy Caverns for more information and a tour of the landscape features underground
including aquifers, caves, sinkholes, and springs. $30 workshop fee.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Engaging presenters from Ohio EPA and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio
will provide the knowledge and the tools necessary to connect the creation, manufacturing, and use of
polymer plastics to the environmental issues of recycling and resource deletion. This workshop will
allow participants to make bouncing balls, polymer bracelets, shrinking plastic, instant snow, and work
with other polymers. Receive copies of lesson plans, a bag of sample materials including resins,
sink/float demonstrations, preforms, and other related materials to take back to the classroom. Topics
will include an introduction to polymers, characteristics of polymers, packaging, recycling numbers,
science safety, and hands-on activities. $5 workshop fee.

For more information contact:
Jill Snyder at Highbanks Metro Park,
(614) 846-9962 or snyder@metroparks.net
Linda Pettit at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation
District, (614) 486-9613, ext. 115 or lindapettit@
franklinswcd.org Or
Dona Rhea at Delaware SWCD,
(740) 368-1921 or dona-rhea@delawareswcd.org

Fall 2013 Additional Information
• A series of science-based workshops for educators of all types held at the nature center of
Highbanks Metro Park on Route 23 just north of I-270.
• Each session is a complete workshop including: introduction to the program, instructor-led
activities, participant-driven learning and evaluation. All curricular materials are adaptable for
many age groups.
• A continental breakfast and beverages will be provided; please bring your own lunch.
• Participants may choose to attend any one or more of the workshops. You will receive
documentation of the nature of the workshop and your contact hours of participation. Completion
of any 2 sessions and the accompanying assignment qualifies you for 1 graduate semester hour
through Ashland University. The fee is $182 per credit hour. (Note: Completing both days of the
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy workshop qualify for 1 semester hour.)
• These workshops are coordinated by the Delaware and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation
Districts, Highbanks Metro Parks and the Delaware General Health District. The workshops are
co-sponsored by the Environmental Education Council of Ohio and made possible in part by a
generous grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.
Workshop Registration:
Circle appropriate workshops, total the fees and send this registration form with a check (payable to:
Franklin SWCD) to: Linda Pettit, 1328 Dublin Road, Suite 101, Columbus OH 43215 at least one week
prior to the first workshop you plan to attend.
Name __________________________________________ Phone ________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________
City______________________________________ State _________ Zip __________________
Email ________________________________________________________________________
School or Organization _______________________________________ Grade Level: ________
Workshop(s) Attending:
Ohio Oil and Gas - $30 Project Underground - $30 Hands-on Polymers - $5
Total Workshop fees: ______________________________

Cost: $182
Timespan of Course:
November 16, 2013 to December 14, 2013

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Saturday, November 16, 2013 -
    8:30am to 4:30pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    Highbanks Metro Park Nature Center
Course Number: EDU*6150*R5
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU