Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Project WET Workshop

Project WET Training:  August 28, 2015 from 10am to 4pm 
Where: New River State Park in Ashe County {221 Access}
Cost: This is a FREE workshop 
What is Project WET? Project WET is an interdisciplinary water science and education program for formal and nonformal educators of K-12 students. The keystone of the Project WET program is the Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide.  The hands-on, supplemental activities are meaningful and relevant to children and are correlated to the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science, Social Studies and Health Education for Grades K-8 and for High School Earth/Environmental Science and Biology.
Details:  hands-on activities to teach about wetlands, rivers, watersheds, water pollution, water conservation, water cycle, and water as a resource.  Each participant will receive a Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide and teaching resources.  We will have indoor and outdoor activities including the opportunity to tube down the New River for a section to explore hydrology and the critters that live in the New River.  
Registration:  Please register on or before August 24, 2015 by contacting:  Wendy Patoprsty - (828) 264-3061 or email Wendy_Patoprsty@ncsu.edu   Space is limited so please register soon!
Camping is available at the New River State Parks {221 Access and Wagoner Access} you can check availability at this link  http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/neri/main.php
Co-Leaders: Ranger Tom Randolph, Lead Interpretive and Education Ranger at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, Wendy Patoprsty, Watauga County Natural Resources Extension Agent
Sponsors:  New River State Park, Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, NC Cooperative Extension, Appalachian Water Project, Watauga River Partners. 

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