Virtual Training: Local Leader Version of the Watershed Game (Day 1 of 2)

Virtual Training: Local Leader Version of the Watershed Game (Day 1 of 2)
11/7/22, 12:00 pm - 11/7/22, 4:00 pm

Registration:

Please register in advance to attend this two-day virtual event.

Description:

Join us for a two-day virtual training of the Local Leader Version of the Watershed Game (WSG). Learn to facilitate the Local Leader Version of the WSG, along with other water resource outreach professionals. 

Full attendance at both days (November 7 and 8) is recommended to receive the full Local Leader Version training.

This training will feature:

  • Demonstration and training of how to use the Local Leader Version of the WSG; including the new Coast Model, as well as the River, Stream, and Lake Models.
  • Multiple Q&A sessions.
  • Constructing an action plan to help guide you in your first use of the WSG.

It is our experience that successful and most effective use of the WSG begins with hands-on, interactive training. We have been training individuals to use the WSG for more than ten years, usually in-person, for an entire day. We have constructed a virtual training format and two-day agenda that allows for effective training, highly interactive sessions, and multiple breaks.

The WSG addresses nonpoint source pollutants and their impacts on water resources. Excess sediment and phosphorus are addressed in the original game versions. The new Coast Model also incorporates excess nitrogen as an additional pollutant as well as community resilience to flooding.

Learn more about the Watershed Game.

Presenter(s):

  • Karen Bareford, Sea Grant Water Resources Lead, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.
  • John Bilotta, Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center.
  • Maggie Karschnia, Stormwater Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center.
  • Lyndsey Manzo, Education Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
  • Madison Rodman, Resilience Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant.
  • Brenna Sweetman, Social Scientist, National Water Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management.

Contact:

Maggie Karschnia, Stormwater Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center, maggiek@umn.edu.

Image credit: Minnesota Sea Grant