Nature’s Academy is thrilled to invite you to the Watershed Game Seminar, held the first weekend in February at Fort De Soto County Park! This Seminar led by University of Minnesota Extension staff will teach participants how to use the Watershed Game. The Game is a hands-on education tool that puts players in charge of meeting clean water goals. Cooperation, planning, and watershed literacy are all keys to success when playing.
The Game was developed to teach watershed literacy in a small-scale setting. Watersheds are areas of land that drain water from lakes, rivers, and streams into water bodies such as gulfs and bays. Watersheds are also referred to as water or river basins. The largest watershed in Florida is the Suwanee river watershed that’s over 5,500 square miles. It’s difficult to get hands-on experience with how an entire watershed operates when you have that much ground to cover!
During the Seminar, participants will learn how to play and lead the game while enhancing their ownwatershed literacy. This is a FREE event that includes a full day of training, lunch, and a kayak excursion in a mangrove estuary, a real-world watershed! The Friday, February 1st seminar includes both the local leader and classroom version of the game, while the Saturday, February 2nd event is designed with classroom teachers in mind.
To register and save your spot, visit our online form. Hurry, space is limited!