Water education class open to K-12 teachers

Educators in grades K through 12 have an opportunity to earn Act 48 credits.

Jen Moore, Environmental Education Specialist, will be offering the Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Educator Workshop on May 5 at Chapman State Park in Clarendon from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost for the workshop is $10 and those taking the workshop will receive six and a half hours of Act 48 credit.

“The issue of water is expected to define the 21st century,” the workshop literature says. The workshop will talk about ways to protect, conserve, and better manage the nonrenewable water resources on Earth. Those who take the workshop, said Moore, will receive the Project WET 2.0 curriculum (2014). The curriculum includes hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons making water related issues accessible to students.

The workshop is open to formal and informal educators, and is designed to complement existing curricula rather than displace or add more concepts. Project WET activities address both state and national education standards.

For more information on Project WET, visit www.projectwet.org. For more information about the workshop or to reserve a place, call Moore at (814) 723-0259 or email jennmoore@pa.gov.