Teachers from the Calumet region recently attended an Earth Force Watershed Workshop to learn about the issue of proper disposal of medicines as part of a Calumet Environmental Education Program at the Field Museum. In her presentation, IISG Education Specialist Terri Hallesy discussed two recently published curricula, Sensible Disposal of Unwanted Medicines 4-H Guide and The Medicine Chest.

The workshop focused on leading teachers through the Earth Force six-step process, which incorporates democratic decision-making, to develop a community action project around the topic of watersheds. Teachers voted and selected to design a project on the issue of pharmaceutical contamination in our waters.

This project is funded by the U.S. EPA through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.