Water Wise Event Details



Date and Time
In 3 Days
10/21/2017 8:30 AM to
10/21/2017 4:30 PM

Understanding Climate Change in California

DWR Climate Change Team and Project WET present "Understanding Climate Change in California"
 
Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. There changes are expected to continue in the future and more of our precipitation will likely fall as rain instead of snow. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing climate change impacts on local water supply and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom!
 
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) activities are designed to supplement existing curriculum to promote the awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of water resources in a manner that is fun, interactive and informational for learners of all ages, Every Project WET activity was created by educators and water content area professionals, incorporates nationally recognized education principles and practices and has been field tested by teachers around the country.
 
The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are correlated to and reinforce integrated within Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
 
Project WET activities are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include reality-based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service Learning programs. Project WET activities are designed to supplement existing curriculum in formal and non-formal education settings.
 
Each participant will receive an introduction to current climate science and applications to California from the DWR Climate team, a copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 and first-hand experience engaged in Project WET activities and an opportunity to receive 0.8 CEU credit.
 
Breakfast and a $50 stipend following the completion are also included in the training. Please bring your own lunch.
 
To reserve your spot, please email your name, school and grade or program affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email to Brain Brown CA Project WET Coordinator at projectwet@watereducation.org or mail to 1401 21st St, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811.
 
Registration will be closed by Thursday, Oct. 12th, 2017.
 
For questions call (916) 444-6240.
 

Location
Santa Maria Public Library
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