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Project WET will be offered at Tanglewood Park on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Posted on 1/9/2014 by Phyllis Smith

Project WET will be offered at Tanglewood Park on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary water education program intended to supplement a school's existing curriculum. The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids and through the establishment of state sponsored Project WET programs.

Project WET will be offered at Tanglewood Park on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Participants can earn CEU and/or EE certification credit.

What is PROJECT WET?

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary water education program intended to supplement a school's existing curriculum. The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids and through the establishment of state sponsored Project WET programs.

Project WET offers the educator activity guides and modules designed for K-12. By using Project WET services and resource materials, young people will gain the knowledge, skill and commitment needed to make informed decisions about water resource uses and conservation.

  • Who can get WET?
  • Classroom teachers, public and private schools, grades K-12
  • Resource agency educators
  • Preschool and daycare teachers
  • Youth organization leaders (i.e. 4-H, Scouts and Campfire)
  • Nature center instructors
  • Home School Teachers

Teachers that complete the workshop on March 14 will be eligible to earn 0.6 C.E.U. credit. Project WET also qualifies as a Criteria I Approved Workshop under the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program. Participants that complete the workshop on Friday will have the option to return to the park the following day and assist with a 4-hour ‘Creek Crawl’ event in order to receive 10 hours EE credit.

Because Tanglewood Park qualifies as a Recognized Environmental Education Center, EE participants will also have the option to arrive early or stay after the workshop to receive Criteria III (site visit) credit.

For more information on the Environmental Education Certification Program go to www.eenorthcarolina.org.

To see WET 2.0 Correlations to the 2012 Essential Standards copy and paste the following into your browser: http://www.ncwater.org/education_and_technical_assistance/Project_WET/Correlations_2012_Essential/

The cost of the Friday workshop is $19.75 per participant to cover the cost of activity guides/modules. Participation in the Saturday Creek Week event is free. Participants will need to pay a $2.00 per vehicle park entrance fee (season pass holders excluded).

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Email Phyllis Smith at smithpb@forsyth.cc.