DEEP: CT DEEP Participates in Nationwide Rollout of Project WET Guide for Educators to Address 21st Century Water Challenges

October 27, 2011
 
CT DEEP Participates in Nationwide Rollout of Project WET Guide for Educators to Address 21st Century Water Challenges
 
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is conducting school and community workshops to train educators on a fully revised and updated version of the water education resource, Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0.
 
Addressing both the most pressing contemporary water issues—such as water-related disasters, environmental/water foot-print and water conservation—and classic water science topics like watersheds and the chemistry of water, Project WET Guide 2.0 offers fun, interactive, science-based activities for students of all ages.
 
“We are excited to be a part of the nationwide rollout of the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0,” said Susan Quincy, Connecticut Project WET coordinator.  “With its emphasis on engaged learning that leads to understanding of local water issues, the Project WET Guide  has something for educators at all levels and across all subject areas. Both formal and informal educators will receive practical training that will allow them to teach their students about water through interactive, science-based activities that are fully correlated with state and national standards.”
 
Workshops have been scheduled for:
 
Wednesday, November 16
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Avenue
Derby CT
Tuesday, December 6
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Goodwin Conservation Education Ctr.
23 Potter Road
Hampton, CT
 
Additional workshops are being scheduled and arrangements may be made for sessions to take place locally.  Workshop registration is required and can be made by contacting Susan Quincy at susan.quincy@ct.gov or calling 203-734-2513.  Cost for the workshop is $40.00 and includes a copy of Guide 2.0, local resource information, student supplemental materials and more. Participants will also receive exclusive access to the interactive Project WET Portal, where they can collaborate with other educators, find additional resources and search for activities appropriate for every grade and subject.