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CCC Environmental Learning Center Announces Professional Development Courses

Sep 26, 2023, 09:08 AM by CCC Staff

Ducks swimming outside the ELC

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College’s Environmental Learning Center is hosting a series of professional development courses. These hands-on workshops offer invaluable learning experiences in the environmental sciences, suitable for professionals, students and community members with a desire for advanced knowledge.

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Habitat Assessment (Sept. 28-29)

This hands-on course will provide an overview of aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling in the Willamette Valley, including guidelines for using the resulting data for assessment of habitat conditions and responses to restoration. Each day will have a field component, providing experience in slow and fast water sites. Participants will then use the data gathered in the field to practice developing a conceptual plan.

Participants will earn 14 hours or 1.4 CEU of professional credit and a certificate of completion. Register on the course EventBrite page.

Wetland Law & Policy (Nov. 16)

This one-day workshop will provide a broad survey of federal and state law and policy pertaining to wetlands and waterways, from historical beginnings to present-day issues.

Participants will earn 0.6 CEU (6.0 PDH) of professional credit and a certificate of completion. Register on the course EventBrite page.

About the Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Learning Center has a rich history as an educational resource for Clackamas Community College, regional schools, industry and the community. Located on the former site of a Smucker's processing plant, the center was created to demonstrate what people could do to reclaim industrial sites, address stormwater issues and restore wildlife habitats in urban areas. Thousands of people visit to explore the 5-acre site and learn about watershed health each year. The site serves as an essential stormwater facility for the college campus. It provides a critical wetland habitat for resident and migratory birds, such as the great blue heron, wood duck and merganser. For more information about the Environmental Learning Center, visit the ELC webpage.

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