Water district hosts WET session for educators on April 29

Water quality is not only essential to our well-being, but oftentimes overlooked as we go about our daily lives. With the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley, the world’s technology hub, many factors contribute to pollution in our waterways, and ultimately the San Francisco and Monterey bays.

To help foster education and consciousness of the importance of water quality, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is facilitating Project WET, a free workshop on fun ways to bring water quality to the forefront of teachers’ curriculum. (WET stands for Water Education for Teachers).

Hosted at the water district’s Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, Santa Clara County educators (of 5th grade and up) will have the opportunity to  tour the facility, walk away with a free copy of the Project WET curriculum and enhanced activity guide – several of which will be demonstrated and experienced during the workshop. Activities in the Project WET workshop consist of fun elements like songs, games, story telling and creative study lessons to excite teachers and students about the water cycle and watersheds. The water district has provided Project WET workshops to educators for over 20 years.

The interdisciplinary Project WET activities correlate to the California public education Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (current draft), and most importantly provide dozens of interactive, hands-on activities helping students connect concepts and skills in Project WET Activities to California specific scenarios. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to bring creative elements to the classroom!

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 4190 Zanker Rd., San Jose, CA 95134

Registration for the workshop is required and due by April , 24, 2017.  For questions related to Project WET or the water district’s education program contact education@valleywater.org.

For more information on the upcoming  Project WET Workshop click here. 

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