Dive Deeper Summit

The Dive Deeper Summit is a gathering of youth water educators in the Mid-Atlantic Region where knowledge and resource sharing is paired with networking opportunities.
Dive Deeper Summit - Conferences
Length: 1 day
Language: English
Note: Take advantage of the $55 early bird rate if registered by August 20.

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The Dive Deeper Summit is a multi-state environmental education summit spotlighting innovative teaching about water. This biennial conference is for anyone who teaches youth about water or anyone interested in educational tools and resources for teaching about water. It will be an all-day event with hands-on workshops, networking lunch, and amazing guest speakers.

Professional Development

Act 48 Hours will be provided to Pennsylvania Certified teachers. No indication of this is required during registration, but those desiring hours must bring their PDE ID# with them to the conference.

New at the 2018 Summit!

Two pre-conference tour options are being offered this year for the first time. Pre-registration is required and there is an additional cost for both. Additional cost for the pre-conference tours is $15 per person for the Water Operator Careers tour and $25 per person for the Paddle on the Susquehanna tour. See the Agenda for more details.

Contact Jennifer Fetter at 717-921-8803 or

Drinking Water Testing

Free Water Testing will be provided by Penn State Extension to anyone wishing to bring a sample of their home drinking water to the conference.

The test results are for educational purposes only, but will help participants make important decisions about future testing at a certified laboratory. The tests will include pH, TDS, Nitrates, and Coliform bacteria.

Pre-registration for this activity is required and can be done so when you register for the Summit. Instructions for water testing will be sent in advance of the conference. There is no additional cost.

Lodging / Room Block

There is a room block at the Best Western Premier for Wednesday, Sep. 19 and Thursday, Sep. 20 for conference attendees who plan to stay overnight. The room rate is $105.95.

Reservations by Phone

Please reference the Dive Deeper Summit when making your hotel reservations over the phone.

Online Booking Option 1 - Code & Instructions

  • Go to the Best Western website and scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Under Discover, click Group Reservations
  • Enter the group code: W64ED5A9 (case sensitive)

Online Booking Option 2 - Direct URL

The Best Western Premier is the hotel portion of the Central Hotel and Conference Center – it is the same facility, same address.

What will you learn?
  • Enjoy new informative speakers, take home new curriculum ideas, and create new networking opportunities.
  • Learn about current and emerging water issues in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Discover new technology resources to enhance your STEM education offerings.
  • Free Water Testing will be provided to anyone wishing to bring a sample of their home drinking water to the conference.


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