Rivers Institutes for Teachers

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Rivers and WaterWorks Institutes for Teachers

The Center for Global Environmental Education offers FREE professional development Rivers Institutes which are based on a philosophy of inquiry and field-based learning. We focus on science education through intense, real-life experiences. We celebrate education and help teachers in the classrooms feel engaged in the their environment.

2024 Summer Institutes

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Two teachers measuring trees in a forest

Floodplain Forest Inquiry

Two teachers in a lake with a net

Macroinvertebrate Investigation

A teacher crouches by a bin with water and floating leaves.

Engineering Investigations

Watch our Rivers Institute YouTube videos to get a sense of how our educators engage in hands-on explorations of major river systems.

Past Institutes


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