Climate Change and Project WET Workshop
Trout Lake Nature Center
520 County Rd 44, Eustis, FL 32727, USA
It's an educational twofer day. By attending this workshop you will obtain materials for two award-winning national environmental education programs---Project Learning Tree's Southeastern Forests and Climate Change and Project WET.
Climate change is an important natural process that can be accelerated by human activities. Learn how to teach about this important process and integrate it into your curriculum, lessons and activities.
Project WET 2.0 is chock full of activities that assist you in making connections to science, language arts, reading, technology and more. Water is a finite resource that must be managed and protected as evidenced by weather conditions in Florida with its periods of drought, hurricanes and rain events.
Who is this training for?
This module was created for biology, agriculture, and environmental science teachers but government, economics, math, and language arts classes may enjoy using some of these activities too.
How is this relevant to my curriculum?
The activities explore real world STEM topics including the carbon cycle, computer models and databases, engineering, and life cycle assessments of products. The activities are correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards. And, in support of Florida Standards, these activities also enable students to practice critical thinking and writing skills.
Does this relate to my career and college ready teaching requirements?
Research connections help make science current and introduce careers. Teachers find that the many links between the activities and current research projects help engage students in thinking about science as a process and a potential career.
What will I receive from this workshop?
The Project Learning Tree (PLT) module: Southeastern Forests and Climate Change
14 activities to use with your students that focus on an introduction of climate science, the impacts of climate change, and adapting to changing climatic conditions.
Project WET 2.0 manual
56 activities to engage students in learning about water
10 in-service credit points
Vicki Crisp, retired Northeast Educational Consortium, PLT and Project WET facilitator, curriculum and program developer, and education consultant.
Eileen Tramontana, Executive Director TLNC, PLT and Project WET facilitator, former Education and Volunteer Manager with water management district and education specialist with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
What is the cost? Registration costs $20 and includes lunch and snacks.
How should I dress for the workshop? Dress comfortably. You will be both inside and outside doing different activities. It is always suggested that you wear close-toed shoes in a natural area.
What should I bring with me? Because TLNC is primarily a wetland area, you might want to bring bug spray in case of mosquitoes. You might also want to bring a hat, sun screen, pencil or pen and paper.
What do I need to do to get In-service credit? In-service credit will be processed through the Northeast Florida Educational Consortium. You must attend the full workshop to receive in-service credit and complete required follow-up.
How do I find Trout Lake Nature Center? TLNC is located at 520 East CR 44 in Eustis. There are several roads named 44 in the area and often GPS or smart phone maps have TLNC located incorrectly. TLNC is one half mile east of the intersection of SR 19 and CR 44 (this intersection has a Publix, Winn Dixie, Burger King and Walgreens) at the northern end of Eustis. You will see our sign on the south side of the road.
Will my cell phone work at Trout Lake Nature Center? Some cell phones only work in the parking lot area. Because of our metal buildings many cell phones do not work inside the buildings. The land line for TLNC is 352-357-7536 and can be used for emergencies.
Can I get a refund if I can't attend? If notified before July 24th you can obtain a refund. After this deadline there will be no refund.
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