Boise WaterShed is a regional host of Project WET workshops. Workshops train educators and community members on diverse water topics to promote water awareness and educators may earn professional development credit.
Project WET is closed for the 2018 season.
Find out about upcoming classes for 2019 below. If you have any questions, contact the Boise WaterShed for details.
Project WET - Summit to Sea Teacher Workshop
Friday, April 5, 2019, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Explore your watershed from Summit to the Sea in this new, hands-on workshop! Evening activities will focus on your local watershed with Project WET earth and water science lessons. On Saturday dive into ocean ecosystems activities and meet some Pacific Ocean dwellers while touring the Aquarium of Boise. Walk away with new knowledge and your choice of Project WET Curriculum guides that contain teacher-tested activities that align with the NGSS. Fee $40; 1 PD credit for an additional $60.
Registration is open now.
Registration closes March 29, 2019.
IdaH2O Master Water Stewards Workshop
June 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at the Boise WaterShed.
The IDAH2O program trains citizen volunteers to monitor water quality in local streams. The workshop includes a 3-hour classroom session and a 4-hour hands-on field session in the stream. Learn about habitat, biological, chemical and physical stream assessments. Teachers may use IDAH2O protocol in K-12 classrooms and will receive a Project WET curriculum guide. Fee $40; 1 PD credit for an additional $60. Bring your own lunch; light snacks available.
Registration opens April 2019.
Getting Little Feet WET - Early Childhood Education Workshop
June 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will introduce early childhood teachers to activities and ideas for incorporating water education into their classrooms. Developed specifically for teachers working with young children (ages 3-6) and in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum. Workshop participants will dive in to hands-on activities, explore nature near the Boise River, and even compete for the Top Chef best snack award! All participants will receive a music CD, children’s book and curriculum guide containing 11 interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water. Fee $40; 1 PD credit for an additional $60.
Registration will open mid-April 2019.
What Is Project WET?
Project WET’s 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. Project WET provides training workshops to educators at all levels, formal and non-formal, on diverse water topics so that those educators can reach children with objective, experiential, science-based water education.
The City of Boise partners with Project WET to provide trainings for educators in the Treasure Valley to give them tools to teach their students about water resources and conservation. Educators can check out any of our kits in the Resource Library to better implement programs they are trained on through Project WET.