Teacher Education

Into the Watershed
The Reynolds Creek Watershed Research Unit has been in operation since 1960 and has gathered hydrologic and climatic information and conducted research in the watershed since that time. This historical perspective will provide the framework for discussions related to the challenges of watershed managers, current research, issues resolution, as well as the perspectives of the day to day ranchers using the watershed. This workshop is designed for teachers interested in learning more about hands-on site investigations into their local watersheds. Use and application of support curricular materials will also be presented as well as suggestions for connecting with local watershed managers and experts in your area. Only 15 participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Two credits ($120). Workshop fee $50.
» Contact Julie Scanlin (jscanlin@uidaho.edu) for more information
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Project WET provides teachers and resource professionals with 15-hour accredited workshops designed to provide non-advocacy, hands-on, interdisciplinary water education materials and instruction. This program trains 250-300 teachers per year in use and application of the "Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide", ground water flow models, Enviroscapes and water history trunks. Click here for information about the national Project WET program.
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Educator Grants
Project WET Idaho, with support from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, is offering competitive educator grants for water education. Three types of grants are available to Idaho teachers. Check out the links below for details and downloadable application materials. Mail application to Julie Scanlin, 322 E. Front, Suite 201, Boise, ID 83702
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Educator Grants
Project WET works with the Idaho Water Education Foundation, an affiliate of the Idaho Water Users Association, to provide Idaho teachers with a 4-day, 2-credit workshops with a focus on Idaho water as a multiple use resource. These summer camps provides teachers with 2 days of Project WET in-class instruction and 2 days of field study with water resource professionals.
» Contact Julie Scanlin (jscanlin@uidaho.edu) for more information
Idaho Streamwalk
Teachers, students and community groups are trained in this stream assessment protocol which focuses on the physical components of a stream and how they contribute to stream health and function. This program has been active in training pre-service science teachers and vocational-agricultural teachers through rangeland workshops. Done in conjunction with Into the Watershed workshops.
» Contact Julie Scanlin (jscanlin@uidaho.edu) for more information
GEO: Great Earth Odyssey
This project is offered in conjunction with INEEL, Idaho Department of Water Resources - Energy Division, Geothermal Education Office (Tiburon, CA), and National Project WET (Bozeman, MT). Accredited 15-hour teacher workshops featuring geothermal curriculum materials (K-12) and field trips to geothermal energy sites. Topics covered includes basic geology related to geothermal resources, examples of geothermal features as well as historic and current geothermal energy applications.
» Contact Julie Scanlin (jscanlin@uidaho.edu) for more information
Idaho Water Awareness Week
The Idaho Water Awareness Week statewide committee brings together various sponsors to help support regional water education events and materials. Water Awareness Week in Idaho is always the first full week in May. If you are interested in classroom materials for 5th grade please contact Julie Scanlin
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