Free Project WET Workshop for Teachers in the Lower Grand River Watershed!

Educators in the Lower Grand River Watershed will have the chance to receive free educational materials and activities through a Project WET workshop offered by LGROW on March 7, 2019. Project WET stands for Water Education for Teachers, and its mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. Through Project WET, formal and non-formal educators have access to water resource education materials that offer a comprehensive coverage of water issues and that can be included in experiential and service learning projects.

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The flagship resource of Project WET, its 500+ page Curriculum and Activity Guide, is only available to educators who attend a training workshop. At these workshops, educators learn more about specific water topics, become familiar with the Project WET program, and engage in indoor and outdoor hands-on learning activities they can bring straight back to their classrooms. Educators across the state use Project WET materials to:

  • Improve student skills in science, math, reading, writing and social studies

  • Integrate environmental education methods in indoor & outdoor classrooms

  • Help address Michigan academic standards and

  • Introduce fun and effective learning

LGROW is offering a Project WET Educator Workshop on March 7, 2019 at Grandville Middle School from 8:30am-3:00pm. The workshop is open to all formal and non-formal educators: K-12 teachers at schools within the Lower Grand River Watershed can register for FREE, and non-formal educators or teachers from schools outside the watershed can register for $35. Participants in this workshop will receive the full Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, supplemental lesson plans and materials specific to the Lower Grand River Watershed, and lunch and refreshments. SCECHs are available through Kent ISD for $5, and substitute reimbursement is available for K-12 teachers within the Lower Grand River Watershed.

Not sure if your school is located within the Lower Grand River Watershed? Find out by using LGROW’s Find My Watershed Map at www.lgrow.org/watershedmap.

For more information, contact Eileen Boekestein, LGROW’s Environmental Education Coordinator.

Eileen Boekestein