Trout Lake Nature Center and the League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF) will conduct a daylong climate change and WET workshop on July 31 at the nature center’s campus in Eustis for classroom educators as well as those in non-formal environmental education roles.

Project Learning Tree’s Southeastern Forests Climate Change program will help educators teach about climate change and its impacts on ecosystems, the role of forests in sequestering carbon, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Recommended age-specific teaching tools and resources, designed to help educators actively engage students in learning about a controversial social and scientific issue, will be demonstrated.

Project WET, an international program focused on the many aspects of water, from science concepts such as the water cycle to social aspects such as cumulative impacts, will provide support and educational materials.

The workshop is designed for educators in grades pre-K through high school. Lead instructors are Eileen Tramontana, executive director of Trout Lake Nature Center, and Vicki Crisp, education consultant. Both instructors are long-time Project Learning Tree and Project Wet facilitators. Tramontana previously was education and volunteer manager with St. Johns River Water Management District and education specialist with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Crisp, retired from the North East Florida Educational Consortium, is a program developer and Board member of LEEF.

The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost per educator is $20; lunch is provided. Participants must register at before July 24. For further information, contact Eileen Tramontana at 352.357.7536 or

Trout Lake Nature Center to Host Climate Change and Water Workshop

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