2016 Teacher Workshop: Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment

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Wed, 6/15/2016 - Thu, 6/16/2016
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Participation Details:

  • Participants receive a stipend
  • Registration/Application required
  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) or CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) offered
  • Participation is limited:
    Illinois and Indiana middle and high school and preservice science teachers can register.



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Date & Time

The PPCPs in the Environment Teacher Workshop is a one day workshop offered on either June 15, 2016, or June 16, 2016.

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day


The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
along with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) are hosting a workshop for teachers on Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Environment. 

The workshop is designed to introduce the issue of PPCPs in the aquatic environment into the classroom. 

Teachers will participate in tours of the Urbana Wastewater Treatment Plant and the ISTC laboratories where they will see firsthand how wastewater is treated and how ISTC’s lab is working on effective removal methods for PPCPs from wastewater. They will then work together on activities from the new IISG curriculum guide – TheMedicine Chest. Upon completion of the workshop, IISG will provide The Medicine Chest curriculum for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Teachers will be asked to evaluate the activities they do with their students and provide feedback as part of their participation in the workshop.

Workshop flyer (pdf)

Registration & Cost

  • Illinois and Indiana middle and high school and preservice teachers can register.
  • Registration opens on March 1, 2016, and is open until May 4, 2016, or until full.
  • Registration is LIMITED to 30 participants per day. Don't delay in registering!
  • Cost = FREE! (with lunch provided), plus a $150 stipend!
  • Online registration
  • Up to 8 professional development hours will be available through the University of Illinois.

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