We are looking for faculty and staff to support fellows! Cohort #3 can include but will not be limited to:
The First Rings First Fellowship (FRFF) Program provides first-ring science teachers in Cuyahoga County with FREE resources and professional development training to create meaningful, place-based watershed projects with their students. Through workshops, tours, peer-to-peer networking, and funding support for project equipment, fellowship participants will obtain knowledge and tools to introduce their students to Great Lakes literacy and watershed restoration concepts. These exciting benefits will help teachers develop meaningful watershed education experiences to implement in their classrooms. The FRFF Program meets multidisciplinary high school and middle school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) experiential learning curricula needs, while aligning with the goals of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC) management plans.
Participation in the 2023 program includes*:
FINAL COHORT TO BEGIN SUMMER 2023 - SIGN UP TODAY!!
Interested in participating in the First Rings First Fellowship Program? We are still seeking teachers from CMSD, East Cleveland, South Euclid/Lyndhurst, and Garfield Heights to participate in our final cohort of fellows. We still have a few fellowship spots open for middle school science teachers on a first come, first serve basis. Any teacher or administrator in a first ring school can participate as a partner to the fellow from their district.
If you are a Cuyahoga first ring teacher or staff interested in learning more or participating, please contact Jacki Zevenbergen at email@example.com or 216.503.1338. Space is limited- sign up today!
If you are interested and teach at a non-first ring school, please still contact us to discuss participation opportunities.
Funding support for the FRFF Program is provided through the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grant.