Invite us to lead a water quality lesson in your class. Lessons are tied to the Essential Standards for Science.
Learn about “greener” backyard practices or how the city is using your stormwater fee dollars to improve our streams and lakes. Talks on these and related topics are available to civic groups, business lunch and learns, and other Durham groups.
The Landlord Training Workshop provides landlords information on city code requirements, lead based paint, crime prevention, and other relevant topics. The workshop is offered annually in cooperation with Neighborhood Improvement Services and other city departments.
Sustainable Landscapes Seminar
The Sustainable Landscapes Seminar offers homeowners methods to care for their lawn and garden in environmentally friendly ways. Offered annually with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, teacher workshops include Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and Earth Partnership for Schools. Project WET is a 6-hour workshop offered annually. It is also offered upon request for at least 15 teachers from a single school.
Earth Partnership is a week-long institute at the North Carolina Botanical Garden that teaches a model and provides a curriculum for establishing native gardens on school grounds.
Earth Partnership Institute trains teams of teachers to create rain gardens, native plant gardens, or restored natural habitats on school grounds. Participants will be provided with a curriculum notebook containing over 100 lesson plans and other resources. All curriculum is aligned with the Common Core and Essential Standards and is applicable to all subject areas for grades K - 12. This institute is approved as a Criteria I workshop for the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification. CEUs can be awarded from UNC's Friday Center for Continuing Education for an additional $6.