Welcome to Project WET for SW Idaho!
The WaterShed is a regional host of Project WET.
Established in 1984, Project WET is water education for Pre-K-12 teachers, informal educators and community members. The mission of Project WET is to advance water education to understand global challenges and inspire local solutions.
Project WET offerings:
Attend a WORKSHOP: Formal and informal educators, pre-service teachers, and community members can participate in Project WET workshops and receive a curriculum guide of their choice.
Check out KITS: Borrow free education kits and models through the WaterShed.
Connect to the PORTAL: Access additional activity resources and information using the special code inside your Curriculum Guide 2.0
Connect to DISCOVER WATER: Use this free site with students to give them an interactive way to better understand our water resources.
Connect to NATIONAL PROJECT WET: Visit the store, sign up for an online workshop, and see recent news.
Workshops train educators and community members on diverse water topics to promote water awareness. The registration fee for all workshops is $40, unless otherwise noted. Participants will receive an activity guide of their choice containing Project WET water education activities.
Optional professional development credit for educators is available through Boise State University or Northwest Nazarene University. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay $60 per credit online at the respective university website. A credit registration link will be emailed to participants before the workshop.
Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 training (virtual)
This on-line training produced by the National Project WET office gives educators information about Project WET and leads them through activities from Guide 2.0. It also includes required workshop components such as practice teaching, information on educational standards related to the activities and internet resources, all in a self-paced interactive format. Halfway through the training, you'll connect with your state Project WET Coordinator to learn about local resources. At the completion of the 6-hour training, educators will receive a print copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which contains 64 activities, and certification as a Project WET educator.
Cost $59.95. Pay an additional $60 and complete additional pre- and post-activities to earn 1 P.D. credit through U of I.
Email the WaterShed for credit information. Access Code: 129P11
Getting Little Feet WET - Early Childhood Education Workshop (in-person)
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the WaterShed
This workshop will introduce early childhood teachers to activities and ideas for incorporating water education into their classrooms. Developed specifically for teachers working with young children (ages 3-6) and in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum. Workshop participants will dive in to hands-on activities and explore nature near the Boise River! All participants will receive a music CD, children’s book and curriculum guide containing 11 interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water. Fee $40; 1 PD credit for an additional $60.
Register Online by June 10.
For more information contact The WaterShed at 208-608-7300 or via email.
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Workshop (in-person)
Offered twice this summer!
(1) Saturday, May 14, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the WaterShed and nearby stream
(2) Friday, July 22, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the WaterShed and nearby stream
The IDAH2O program trains community volunteers to monitor water quality in local streams. The workshop includes a pre-course virtual 3-hour training and a 4-hour hands-on field session in the stream. Learn about habitat, biological, chemical and physical stream assessments. Teachers may use IDAH2O protocol in K-12 classrooms and will receive a Project WET curriculum guide. Fee $40; 1 PD credit for an additional $60.
Register online at www.uidaho.edu/extension/idah2o/workshops