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NC Division of Water Resources Education and Outreach

Division of Water Resources Educational Programs

Questions? Email: Lauren Daniel, Division of Water Resources Education Outreach

Project WET

This program is available through workshops held statewide.  Scroll down for a list of upcoming 2019 Project WET workshops.  Each workshop offers an overview of the curriculum as well as several hands-on activities to familiarize educators with the guide. See more information about the Project WET program. 

Upcoming Facilitator Training!  February 7, 2019- A Time For Science, Grifton, NC

Interested in hosting your own Project WET workshops at your site?  This fast paced facilitator training will prepare you with everything you need to host a successful Project WET workshop.  We will cover best practices for teaching these activities, protocol for host sites, and collaborate with other educators to build on creative ideas as well as develop a network of Water Resource educators. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's in it for educators?

Each participant receives a well rounded k-12 curriculum guide covering seven essential Principles of Water Science:

  1. Water Has Unique Physical and Chemical Characteristics
  2. Water is Essential for All Life To Exist
  3. Water Connects all Earth Systems
  4. Water is a Natural Resource
  5. Water Resources are Managed
  6. Water Resources Exist within Social Constructs
  7. Water Resources Exist Within Cultural Constructs

Other Water Education Programs:

Stream Watch

Stream Watch groups are asked to conduct two visual monitoring and litter cleanup sessions per year.  They also are encouraged to become the local experts on their streams' dimensions, history and wildlife, and act on behalf of the streams' best interests.  Once you learn to understand what it is your stream is trying to tell you, you will be able to translate its concerns to others. See more information on the Stream Watch program.

It's Our Water

This program is available through an online module, self-guided by the student. The cost of the module is $45 and includes a packet of educational goodies upon completing the homework.  The course will qualify for 10 hours of EE Criteria I credit or paperwork to submit to your school district.  It's Our Water is a complete water quality curriculum for North Carolina 8th grade science and high school Earth/Environmental Science Classes centered around field activities in a local stream.  These activities are coordinated with a series of videos, demonstrations and classroom activities covering everything from the hydrologic cycle to point and non-point source pollution. See more information about the It's Our Water program.

How can you get WET?

Contact: Lauren Daniel, North Carolina Project WET Coordinator
919-707-9009
Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov

If you are interested in an out-of-doors opportunity for your students to get involved in a stewardship role, to implement what they have learned from the Project WET activities, you may be interested in adopting a stream, river, lake, or estuary near your school through the Stream Watch Program.

For more information visit the Stream Watch page.

More Upcoming Project WET workshops:

November

 

 

1st- 9:00-4:00 pm, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405

Email: krooks@guilfordcountync.gov

3rd- 9:00-3:30, Union County Agriculture Center

Email/call: Chelsea.Sloggy@unioncountync.gov, 704.324.9217

6th/13th: 1-4 pm, McDowell Nature Center- Charlotte

Email/Call: Rachel.smith@mecklenburgcountync.gov, 980-314-1128

 

December

 

 

4th/6th: 4-7 pm, Horizons Unlimited, Salisbury

Email/Call: Diane.Folk@rss.k12.nc.us, 704-639-3004

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January

12th: 10:00-4:00 pm, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Email/Call: Gail.Lemiec@ncaquariums.com, 910-772-0546

February            

6th: 9:00-4:00 pm, A Time For Science, Grifton, NC

Email/Call: Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov, 919-707-9009

Click Here to register

 

March

30th: All Day

NC Green Stem: Email/Call: Pcurley@ncsu.edu, 252-222-6376

April

23rd- 9:00-3:30, Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Email: mmitchell@capefearbg.org