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Activities & Resources for Home

Activities & Resources for Home

Use this page as a resource for yearly professional development information, Western Connecticut State University’s links to useful materials and local-project based learning! 


Educational websites to help support your child during school closures

Professional Development


Click the links below to refresh your memory!


Meeting Links and Dates 

October 29th, 2019-presented by Theodora Pinou, WCSU

  1. NOAA Bwet 2019 meeting

November 5th, 2019

  1. NOAA PD –made by Melissa Nadeau, Danbury Public Schools

  2. Site Assessment Activity

  3. Watershed Tour Agenda

  4. Watershed Tour

January 28th, 2020- made by Dr. Ed Wong, WCSU

  1. Danbury Teachers 2020 – Wong Powerpoint

February 25th, 2020- Presentation created by Brian Wood, FirstLight Power Co

 This presentation is a great way to blend all the ideas we have discussed thus far.

  1. Finding Our Way past learning success. Read how what you are doing in the classroom supports new knowledge gained by Dr. Pinou’s research.

Resources for integrating local project-based learning



Hass Library-Archives Material:

    1. The Harpers Weekly article from 1869 that describes the devastating flood that occurred when the Kohanza Dam broke: (LINK)
    2. Water issues in general: (LINK)
    3. History of hatting from the early 1900s: (LINK)
    4. Bailey’s history of Danbury: (LINK)
    5. Ecological ramifications to the Hat industry: (LINK)


Definition of a NOAA Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE)


Classroom Teacher MWEE Guide and Checklist


Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Resources:



On-line resources to support stewardship and watershed science

  1. NOAA Videos:

  2. National Marine Sanctuary Resources:

  3. National Weather Service:

  4. US Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration:

  5. NOAA Fisheries, New England/MidAtlantic:

  6. NSF Stem Resources- At-Home Learning


Pollinator Pathway Northeast2019-04-01 Revised Pollinator Pathway Si

“Establishing pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinating insects and wildlife”