Upcoming and previous events at WETi

Upcoming Events


Outdoor field experience is a critical and essential component of environmental education, but often a challenge for educators. To gain experience in this field, join us July 19, 2021- July 23, 2021, 9 AM-3 PM for GET WaTeR!

GET WaTeR (Guiding Educators Through Watershed Teaching Resources) is designed to support teachers in making the shift to learner-centered, three-dimensional standards and also to provide relevant, timely environmental education programming for students. Participants will be provided professional development and support in developing curriculum-aligned units that both utilize the
Environmental Literacy Model (ELM) and incorporate a Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE).

GET WaTeR Flyer

When: July 19, 2021- July 23, 2021, 9 AM-3 PM

Where: WETi Creek Lodge

Cost: None!

For more information and how to sign up click here

Storm Water Management Trip

Millersville’s WETi (Watershed Education Training Institute) is sponsoring a 3 day trip for students interested in science education (preference given to BSE science majors) to connect and experience formal instruction from the National Stormwater Center. This will be a free, over-night trip September 24-26, 2021, with Drs. John Wallace and Nanette Marcum-Dietrich. Participants will earn a stormwater management education certificate, the opportunity to visit impaired stream/river systems from the Conestoga to the Chesapeake Bay, and the opportunity to discuss these systems with non-profit and for profit professionals. This project will provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to share the importance of our waterways and diverse aquatic ecosystems with future generations.

Storm Water Trip Flyer

When: September 24-26 (Friday after classes through Sunday afternoon)

Where: Students will meet Friday evening on campus at Creek Lodge and will stay overnight on Saturday at a hotel in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland!  The trip also includes a tour of Lancaster stormwater and riparian buffer installations.

Cost: NO COST!

If you are interested, please fill out this form

Only 20 spots are available. Participants will be accepted on a first come basis.

Previous Events

Growing Up Wild- Early Education Teacher Workshop

This workshop was an early childhood education program that, through a wide range of activities, built on a child’s sense of wonder about nature and invited them to explore the world around them.


From Land to Stream

This work shop allowed students to participate in hands-on, secondary-level activities and discover resources from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including an introduction to Project WILD and WET curricula.

Land, Water, and the Chesapeake

The Lancaster Conservancy had an evening of special guest speakers and films that featured the amazing work being done throughout Lancaster County and the Chesapeake region.

Stream to Sky

This workshop focused on lessons and activities for early childhood environmental education from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from Getting Little Feet WET and Growing Up WILD curricula.

The Water Landscape and You

A family friendly event led by Millersville University faculty and students.  Topics and activities included watershed conservation with a trip to an on-site stream study, making water filters using earth materials, and using scientific data and models to create positive changes in our water landscape.

MWEE Ambassador Training

This training program focused on teaching future educators about MWEEs. MWEEs are multi-stage activities that include learning both outdoors and in the classroom, and aim to increase the environmental literacy of all participants. 

Ruth Patrick Lecture: 

Dr. Ruth Patrick was a visionary ecologist, a champion of environmental protection, and a mentor and inspiration to future scientists for more than seventy years. Her 1948 Conestoga study, which combined biological and chemical data to assess the river's pollution level, was a major breakthrough in the study of freshwater science. Learn more about Dr. Patrick, her career as a scientist, and her pioneering research with distinguished research scientist, Dr. Bern Sweeney.