Free water education workshop for educators, volunteers
FORT WAYNE, IN -- The Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) is hosting another Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) certification workshop. This workshop is designed to train educators of all sorts in the use of the 60+ activities contained in the 2nd generation Project WET activity manual.
With the appropriate increase of attention in our communities toward our rivers, we desire better information about them. This workshop helps provide better understanding of those issues and resource uses and can be ideal for any teaching environment-from kids to adults.
Project WET has many new activities and features with many of them meeting teaching standards. These standards are correlated in an index of the book, free with completion of the workshop and also the web. It is a fun and informative way to educate your students, staff or anyone on one of the most vital resources on the planet-water.
"Understanding the water resources which define our area is essential to understanding the benefits and challenges we put to them." Matt Jones, Water Resource Educator and Project WET Facilitator, states that; "…Only by studying the whole picture do we see how the vitality of water and ourselves is connected. We live in the Lake and Rivers District of Indiana and we depend on this resource every day."
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct 23. There is no charge for this workshop but pre-registration is necessary. To register, please contact the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality office at www.acwater.org or by dialing 260-484-5848 x 111. The workshop will be held at the Envision Center at 3718 New Vision Dr., Ft. Wayne, IN 46845. Space is limited to 8 people. Deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 19th.
Project WET is part of the programming of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and is paid for through the Division of Fish and Wildlife Sportsman's Fund.
You can get more information by visiting us on the web at www.acwater.org.