Please register in advance to attend this two-day virtual event.
Join us for a two-day virtual training of Minnesota Sea Grant's 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.
- Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Water Resources Lead Karen Bareford.
- Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator John Bilotta.
- Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center Stormwater Extension Educator Maggie Karschnia.
- Ohio Sea Grant Education Specialist Lyndsey Manzo.
- Minnesota Sea Grant Resilience Extension Educator Madison Rodman.
- NOAA Office for Coastal Management Social Scientist Brenna Sweetman.
Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center Stormwater Extension Educator Maggie Karschnia.
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