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Project WET Petaluma: $200 STIPEND!
to Aug 8

Project WET Petaluma: $200 STIPEND!

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.

Day 1

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!

Day 2

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.

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Water Testing Workshop: Grades 6-12
8:00 AM08:00

Water Testing Workshop: Grades 6-12

Training is funded by Friends of the Petaluma River's Watershed Classroom program and will be facilitated by PHS chemistry teacher, Lee Boyes. The class will be taught in two blocks. All interested teachers should attend the first block. Staying for the second is optional but highly encouraged. Teachers do not need to be in the Watershed Classroom to attend. 

Workshop will be held at Petaluma High School in room F16.

8:30-10:00: How to use the kit to practice in the lab.
10-11:30: Drive to river and creeks on the west side to show teachers sites that are accessible

For more information contact

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Watershed Classroom Presentation
4:00 PM16:00

Watershed Classroom Presentation

If you have ever wanted to know what the Watershed Classroom is all about, we will be hosting an introductory presentation on Monday, September 12 from 4 to 5pm at the WORK Petaluma library (10 4th St). 

The presentation will last about 20 minutes with time for questions afterwards. It will cover the basics of the Watershed Classroom: our origins, principles, core concepts, successes, teacher benefits, and the application process.

If you would like to attend please email, and if you can't make the presentation but still want to learn more contact Katelynn with your questions or to set up a meeting. 

For more information on our gracious hosts at WORK Petaluma, visit

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BEETLES Professional Development Training
to Aug 5

BEETLES Professional Development Training

This year's professional development training is hosted by the Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES program. The training will be held in Petaluma, exact location TBA. 

Petaluma teachers from all grade levels and academic disciplines are welcome and Watershed Classroom teachers are strongly encouraged to attend. All participating teachers will receive a $200 stipend. 

This two day workshop is focused on environmental literacy and best instructional practices for outdoor education and fieldwork, including data collection and analysis and will provide teachers with deeper awareness and understanding of

  • Best practices in outdoor instruction
  • How to organize field work elements within curriculum and maximize student engagement
  • California and national environmental literacy standards, including Next Generation Science Standards and California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy. 

Visit the BEETLES website for more information on program content OR contact Katelynn Wiley at to let us know that you are interested in attending. 


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