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.
Wildfires, Water and Climate, Oh My!
2-credit Hybrid option: May 18-June 30, 2021, with in-person field experiences on June 15-16, and required zoom sessions on May 18 and June 8 at 7 pm (MTN). Field experience location, in or near Boise, to be determined. $50 workshop fee. Optional credits available from choice of BSU or NNU, $60/credit = $120.
1-credit Virtual option: May 18-June 8, 2021. Required zoom sessions on May 18 and June 8 at 7 pm (MTN). The rest of the course is asynchronous and largely self-guided. $30 workshop fee. Optional credit available from choice of BSU or NNU. $60.
BSU Students: You will take this class for academic credit through the BSU registrar. WHAT: Build your understanding of key concepts, content and connections among wildfires, water and climate. Increase your climate literacy to better understand and communicate about these topics. Discover how and why earth’s climate is changing, how it impacts our global and local natural resources, and what community solutions are possible to mitigate climate change. Virtual course will focus on content. Field experiences will build on that knowledge and 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.
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 (a virtual option is also available) 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.
Learn more and register by July 1.