Keystone College hosts summer courses for educators

June 10th, 2015 9:39 am

First Posted: 5/8/2014

The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute will once again offer a summer series of environmental and science courses for educators.

The first course, Watershed Explorers, will take place June 23-27 for educators teaching children in kindergarten through grade 6. Watershed Explorers is a hands-on, science-based course that explores watershed concepts and environmental issues.

Key topics will include the human impact on the watershed, water movement in the forest, applied stream ecology, water quality monitoring, drinking water quality and much more. Field experiences include visits to Procter & Gamble, Lazy Brook Park, the Lackawanna River and Lake Manataka.

The course will take place on Keystone’s 270-acre wooded campus, which contains numerous hiking trails, ponds, streams and woodlands. Participants can receive Act 48 credit hours, NEIU 19 continuing professional education credits, Keystone College credits, or Wilkes University graduate credits. Teachers from local school districts and districts from other parts of the state and nation attend the popular week-long course. The KCEEI registration is being waived for all participants in the Watershed Explorers course.

Other upcoming week-long KCEEI summer programs for educators include:

Geology of Northeast Pennsylvania, for educators teaching kindergarten through grade 12, July 7-11.

Climate Change and the Energy Challenge, for educators teaching grades 7-12, July 14-18.

Forests and Society, for educators teaching kindergarten through grade 12, July 21-25.

Flora and Fauna of Pennsylvania, for educators teaching kindergarten through grade 12, July 28 -August 1.

KCEEI will also host a series of two-day courses for educators offering Act 48 hours and other one-day hands-on outdoor field experiences throughout the summer. For more information and a complete schedule on upcoming programs and fees, visit or contact Sharon Burke, 570-945-8555,