Courses provide background and improve understanding of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) framework.

MWEE 101 is the first course in a series. MWEE 101 introduces the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience framework while following along with example MWEEs for each grade band - Elementary, Middle, and High School. Participants in this course will learn how a MWEE can support educational standards and goals and the roles taken by students and educators to make the program successful.

At the end of the course, participants will practice using the MWEE Guide Audit Tool to review the example MWEEs and, using the Think Cloud tool, outline their own MWEE program.

MWEE 201 is second in a series and builds off the information from MWEE 101. This course provides more in depth instruction on how to plan your own MWEE or update a current MWEE. Emphasis is placed on planning and conducting outdoor investigations and incorporating student voice and choice.

By the end of the course, participants will have completed a MWEE program lesson plan using the Environmental Literacy Model found in the MWEE Guide.

A companion text to the Educator’s Guide to the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience to support effective MWEE professional learning experiences for teachers and educators.