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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. 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.

Idaho Learning Adventures: Choose Your Own Path Course (self-paced)

Idaho is an amazing state. It is a great place for exploration and adventure. During this course you'll choose your own path to learn about exciting opportunities and educational resources available to educators. Your final assignment will be to take what you have learned back to your classroom to enrich your students' learning with authentic Idaho experiences.

Examples of learning adventures:

- Take short classes from programs like Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, or Project WET.
- Visit an Idaho State Park or local park.
- Participate in a ranger- or docent-led program.
- Visit The WaterShed, a museum, zoo, botanical garden, or nature center.
- Check out a teaching kit, trunks, or other teaching resources from local providers.
- Participate in a service project or do volunteer work.
Does it help you experience Idaho and enrich student learning? Then it counts!

Course Fee of $75 includes one (1) professional development credit (for recertification) from Northwest Nazarene University.

Spring/Summer 2024:

Register & Pay $75

Project GREEN Sustainability Summit

June 5 & 6, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Riverstone International School

This workshop will explore ecological restoration, service and partnerships, recycling and reductions with educators and sustainability professionals. Project WET will host a mini-session during this two-day workshop.

Fee $40; 1 PD credit for an additional $60. Registration available through:

Getting Little Feet WET - Early Childhood Education Workshop

June 11, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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, explore nature near the Boise River, and team-teach Project WET lessons. 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 $42; 1 PD credit for an additional $60. Registration will open in early April.

IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Workshop

July 19, 2024, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Boise River, Eagle

The IDAH2O program trains community volunteers to monitor water quality in local rivers and streams. The workshop includes a 3-hour asynchronous virtual session and a 3-hour hands-on field session in the stream on July 19th. 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.

Registration will open in early April at