Our summer professional development is coming up! This year there is going to be a two day training brought to you by Friends of the Petaluma River and the Sonoma County Water Agency! The training is sponsored by NOAA. It will be focused on connecting Petaluma educators to local environmental education resources. There is a $200 stipend for participating.
This day of the training will have a focus on navigating Project WET curriculum with the Petaluma Watershed in mind.
Project WET provides educator trainings with the goal of bringing students objective, experiential, multi-discipline water education. Their curriculum is K12, NGSS and Common Core aligned, and extremely user friendly.
Their stated mission is "to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues."
Be ready for a fun and informative day of interactive, hands-on learning!
The second day will bring educators to a series of Petaluma Watershed field trip options. The training culminates in an afternoon paddle on the Petaluma River and ends with refreshments at the DYRHC Barn.