Wednesday, November 30, 2011
MAEOE Staff Attends Project WET Training
On November 29, 2011, MAEOE Green School Staff Joanne and Stacy attended Project WET Training, along with 17 other Environmental Educators and Chesapeake Conservation Corp Volunteers in Annapolis, MD. Project WET is an international, nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world, water education. In addition to organizing and providing the trainings that Joanne and Stacy attended, Project WET also publishes water resource materials in multiple languages, publish children’s books, they organize community water events and are building a worldwide network of educators, water resource professionals and scientists. The 11/30 training covered numerous multidisciplinary, water-related activities for students in grades K-12 that are featured in the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. The guides activities are uniquely designed to incorporate hands on, inquisitive learning that complement existing curricula and concepts. The activities also fulfill MSDE objectives and educational standards. In addition to Project WET which teaches water education, there are also trainings in Project WILD (wildlife focused) and Project Learning Tree (forestry focused). Learn more about each of the programs at www.projectwet.org, www.projectwild.org, and www.plt.org. The Maryland Coordinator is Cindy Etgen at MD DNR and information about these programs in Maryland and how to schedule or find a training near you, visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/education/.