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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.

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Project WET offerings:

Attend a WORKSHOPFormal 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 PORTALAccess 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.

Educator Workshops

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


Idaho Ecosystems with WILD, WET & PLT Virtual Workshop

October 25 – November 29

In this interactive virtual class, receive training and award-winning materials from Project WILD, Project WET and Project Learning Tree, with which you will engage upper elementary students in learning about Idaho ecosystems. The class includes three synchronous Zoom sessions (up to 4.5 hours), with most course work done asynchronously. For part of the class you will choose one of the curricula (WILD, WET or PLT) to explore in more depth, and will receive that program’s comprehensive activity guide(s). 1 optional PD credit. $45


NAI Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop

October 31 – Nov. 3, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the WaterShed

The Certified Interpretive Guide Program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive presentations to the public at sites such as parks, museums, zoos and nature centers. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. $230

Register Course Code: GI103122.

Project WET Teacher Workshop

November 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the WaterShed

This workshop will introduce teachers to activities and ideas for incorporating water education into their classrooms. All participants will receive the Project WET Curriculum Guide 2.0, which includes 64 field-tested activities for K-12th grade. Pre-and post- assignments are required for 1 credit. $40 Registration will open in early September.