Educator Workshops

Pre-Service teachers go through the Blue River Watershed activity and simulate water flowing through a watershed

Overview

The Project WET program offers an array of workshops to all formal and informal West Virginia Educators. Download our Workshop Fact Sheet to learn how to work with the Coordinator to set up a workshop for your organization, what attendees will receive, and the time allotment and grade level preferences for each workshop.

All Project WET workshops are engaging...motivating... fun... interactive... and activity oriented. Because Project WET is a multi-disciplinary program, the Coordinator can design workshops to meet the needs of specific organization by focusing on subjects, such as science, social studies, math or language arts, or water topics, such as stormwater education.

Educational standards may be viewed and downloaded from the Project WET Foundation website. Contact the Coordinator for more information.

Contact Us

Tomi Bergstrom
Project WET Program & Western Basin Coordinator

601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43862
Email: Tomi.M.Bergstrom@wv.gov


How Can I Sign Up for a Project WET Educator Workshop?

Contact your state coordinator to determine a date for a free workshop. Review the Workshop Fact Sheet for a concise overview of all trainings that are offered through Project WET or view our complete list below to see which workshops are available virtually, in person, or blended.

Workshops with a six hour requirement can be completed in a day or over the course of two days and they can be tailored to specific water topics, subject areas, or grade levels.

Generally, a minimum of 10 participants is required for all workshops.

Workshop attendees participate in 'Water Quality? Ask the Bugs', an activity that simulates a bioassessment of a stream.
Workshop attendees participate in 'Water Quality? Ask the Bugs', an activity that simulates a bioassessment of a stream.

Available Workshops

The following workshops are offered free to educators through the West Virginia DEP:

Book cover for Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0
 
 

Project WET Educator 2.0 Workshop

Grade Level: K - 12
Time: 6 Hours
Availability: In-Person, Virtual, or Blended Workshops are offered under special circumstances.

The award-winning, NSTA-recommended Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 continues Project WET’s dedication to 21st-century, cutting-edge water education. Correlated to the Common Core Standards and NGSS, the Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 gives educators of students from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. The guide also includes numerous extensions for using the activities in Pre-K environments. Featuring 64 field-tested activities, more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, and useful appendices with information on teaching methods, assessment strategies and more, this guide is an essential classroom tool. The guide is also an excellent resource for pre-service teachers.

Includes FREE access to the Project WET Water Education Portal and Certificate of Completion.

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Getting Little Feet WET Workshop

Grade Level: Pre-K - 2
Time: 2-3 Hours
Availability: Virtually and In-Person

Developed in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet is designed to help educators of young children teach about water in fun, age-appropriate ways. This book contains 11 interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity offers both Pre-K and K-2 options and is correlated to educational standards.

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WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Workshop

Grade Level: K - 12
Time: 6 Hours
Availability: In-Person, Virtual or Blended Workshops are offered under Special Circumstances

With 70 pages of background material followed by more than 40 cross-referenced activities, the WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Educator Guide is a valuable resource for K-12 teachers. Every page is thoughtfully laid out with informative text, stunning photography, along with easy-to-read sidebars, maps and illustrations. Activities are neatly organized into five sections: wetlands definitions, wetlands plants and animals, water quality and supply issues, soils and people. The appendix also provides instructions for planning and developing a schoolyard wetland habitat.

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Climate, Water, and Resilience Workshop

Grade Level: 6 - 12
Time: 6 Hours
Availability: In-Person, Virtual or Blended Workshops are offered under Special Circumstances

The Climate, Water, and Resilience Educator Guide will help educators teach middle school and high school aged students about climate and climate change using nine interactive, objective, science-based activities that students will enjoy. All activities are correlated to NGSS and Common Core Math and ELA standards.

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Healthy Water, Healthy People Workshop

Grade Level: 6 - 12
Time: 6 Hours
Availability: In-Person Only

Yielding in-depth information about ten water quality parameters, the Healthy Water Healthy People Field Monitoring Guide answers questions about water quality testing using technical overviews, data interpretation guidelines, case studies, chemical formulas, laboratory demonstrations and much more.

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Project WET Sampler Workshop

Grade Level: K - 12
Time: 1-3 Hours
Availability: Virtually, In-Person, and Blended

Featuring seven water-science activities carefully selected from the award-winning, NSTA-recommended Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 SAMPLER offers a mixture of new activities and updated versions of old favorites.

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