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Conserve Water; A Project Wet Professional Development Workshop

This 6-hour professional development workshop fulfills three goals: To familiarize teachers with the concepts of water use, water supply and water conservation; to engage participants in classroom activities that explore these concepts; and, to focus on information and data that pertain to drought in New Jersey.

Conserve Water! workshops are scheduled at various times, check the Project WET Workshop Calendar for upcoming workshops. Teachers that attend the workshop will receive a copy of the Conserve Water Educators' Guide.

The Conserve Water Educators' Guide was developed by The Watercourse, a non-for-profit science and education program based at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. The Watercourse specialized in the development of educational materials on water and water-related management issues with a goal of building informed leadership in resource decision making.

Conserve Water! workshops can be scheduled as part of in-service or pre-service program experiences and needs or can be hosted by an educational or environmental facility and promoted to the local schools. Cost is minimal and varies.

Highlights

  • The Conserve Water! workshop differs from the standard Project WET workshop because of the increased emphasis on three concepts - water supply, water use and water conservation. The classroom lessons that are used during the workshop will specifically explore these concepts; and, the data and information resources that are shared will focus on drought in New Jersey.



  • The Project WET and Conserve Water Educators' Guides are both collections of interactive and innovative classroom lessons and projects that focus on water resources and water management topics and issues. Both offer young people the information and tools needed to become responsible stewards of water resources and to later become informed leaders and decision makers within their own communities.


  • The Conserve Water! workshop differs from the standard Project WET workshop because of the increased emphasis on three concepts - water supply, water use and water conservation. The classroom lessons that are used during the workshop will specifically explore these concepts.


  • The Conserve Water Educators' Guides is a collection of interactive and innovative classroom lessons and projects that focus on water resources and water management topics and issues. It offers young people the information and tools needed to become responsible stewards of water resources and to later become informed leaders and decision makers within their own communities.

Target Audience
Educators of students in grades K - 12

Additional Information:
Project Wet To arrange for a Conserve Water! workshop, contact:
NJ Project WET
Kevin Kopp, State Coordinator

Phone: 215-321-3930
E-mail: njwet@dep.state.nj.us
SEEDS Project WET Webpage
National Project WET Website
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