by Elena Freeman
MMWD Conservation staff exhibited at the 34th annual Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair on January 22. This resource-rich event is designed for teachers, community educators, students and families. MMWD promoted the school education programs of our Watershed and Water Conservation departments.
The exhibit hall at the Marin County Fairgrounds was buzzing all day as attendees visited over 50 local and Bay Area exhibitors, networking and picking up literature, posters, curricula and more. Meanwhile, a series of 16 workshops were presented on topics from “No Child Left Inside” to saving endangered plant species to The Bay Institute’s Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) Project.
If you missed the fair, see the BAEER website to learn more about the 2011 workshops and exhibitors, and visit MMWD’s website to discover our free water education programs for schools in our service area. And be sure to make plans to be at the BAEER Fair in 2012!