Workshops train educators and community members on diverse water topics to promote water awareness. Educators may earn professional development credit.
The registration fee for all workshops is $40, unless otherwise noted. Participants will receive an activity guide of their choice containing Project WET water education activities.
Optional professional development credit is available through Boise State University or Northwest Nazarene University. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay $60 per credit online at the respective university website. A credit registration link will be emailed to participants before the workshop.
To register for a workshop, click the link below and follow instructions through Boise Parks and Recreation or contact the Boise WaterShed for details.
Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 training (virtual) Take anytime!
This on-line training produced by the National Project WET office gives educators information about Project WET and leads them through activities from Guide 2.0. It also includes required workshop components such as practice teaching, information on educational standards related to the activities and internet resources, all in a self-paced interactive format. Halfway through the training, you'll connect with your state Project WET Coordinator to learn about local resources. At the completion of the 6-hour training, educators will receive a print copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which contains 64 activities, and certification as a Project WET educator.
Cost $59.95. Pay an additional $60 and complete additional pre- and post-activities to earn 1 P.D. credit through U of I.
Idaho Ecosystems with WILD, WET & PLT (Virtual workshop)
February 23 - March 30, 2021 | Online
Required zoom sessions: February 23, March 16 and March 30. Hours: 7:00-8:30 pm (Mountain). The rest of the course is asynchronous.
In this interactive virtual class, receive training and award-winning materials from Project WILD, Project WET and Project Learning Tree, with which you will engage upper elementary students in learning about Idaho ecosystems. The class includes three synchronous Zoom sessions (up to 4.5 hours), with most course work done asynchronously. For part of the class you will choose one of the curricula (WILD, WET or PLT) to explore in more depth, and will receive that program’s comprehensive activity guide(s). You will leave the course with plans to use materials from the course with students, whether teaching in the classroom or remotely – both indoors and out.
Cost: $45, 1 PD credit offered through BSU and NNU for an additional $60.
Project WET Goes to the Zoo!
May 7, 2021 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm at Zoo Boise and May 8, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Boise WaterShed
Learn about water and wildlife conservation with Project WET and Zoo Boise! In this hands-on workshop, we'll investigate what all living things need - water - and how humans can reduce their impact on the environment. Using standards-aligned Project WET curriculum, we’ll explore the water cycle, water use around the world, and human impacts to water and wildlife. Plus, make enrichment for a Zoo resident and get the scoop on conservation projects around the world!
Cost: $40. 1 P.D. credit offered through BSU and NNU. Registration will open in Spring 2021.
Wildfires, Water and Climate, Oh My!
Understanding key concepts, content and connections among wildfires, water and climate.
Option 1: May 18 - June 8; virtual | Option 2: plus June 16-17 in-person
Increase your climate literacy to better understand and communicate about these topics. Discover how and why the earth's climate is changing, how it impacts our global and local natural resources and what community solutions are needed to mitigate climate change. Optional field experiences will focus on teaching these topics to 4th-12th grade students and adults. Receive training and award-winning materials from Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Boise State University.
Participate one of two ways:
Option 1: VIRTUAL ONLY: Zoom sessions plus additional coursework completed on your own, May 18 and June 8, 7 pm MST, $30 + 1 optional credit, $60 fron BSU or NNU; focus on background knowledge
Option 2: HYBRID: Attend zoom sessions above plus field experiences in the Treasure Valley June 16-17, $50 + 2 optional credits, $120 from BSU or NNU Learn more and Register
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Workshop (in-person)
Friday, July 16, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 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 will open mid-April.
More info here: https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/idah2o