Project WET K-12 Educator Workshop
Trout Lake Nature Center
520 County Rd 44, Eustis, FL 32727, USA
For all K-12 Educators
Join us for an exciting workshop about water science and be certified as a Project WET Educator! Formal and non-formal educators are welcome! Project WET envisions a world in which action-oriented education enables every child to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future.
These hands-on, STEM-friendly activities are interdisciplinary and challenge students with science, engineering, social studies, English and math concepts. Activities are correlated to education standards.
All participants will receive
Six hours of instruction
Project WET 2.0 guides full of teacher-tested, innovative activities
Other environmental materials
May qualify for in-service credit, but should contact your local in-service coordinator before the workshop. This workshop will meet all in-service requirements.
Who is this training for?
Project WET is designed for use by elementary and secondary educators. It provides proven methods to teach STEM using hands-on, interactive lessons about wildlife and water.
CDC Covid protocols will be followed during this workshop. If you are fully vaccinated mask wearing indoors will be optional. If not vaccinated then mask wearing will be required indoors.
Eileen Tramontana, Executive Director TLNC, Co-State Project WET Coordinator and WILD facilitator, former Education and Volunteer Manager with water management district and education specialist with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Vicki Crisp, Co-State Project WET Coordinator, online instructor through NEFEC and DOE, and LEEF Board member.
What is the cost? Registration costs $40 and includes the cost of manual, 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 also want to bring bug spray in case of mosquitoes. You might also want to bring a hat, sun screen, pencil or pen and paper. As an environmental facility, we walk our talk and request that you bring a coffee cup or mugs for beverages.
What do I need to do to get In-service credit? Contact your local in-service coordinator to obtain the appropriate documentation for attending this training. This workshop will meet all requirements for in-service credit but you are responsible for coordinating with your local school district. 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 or if on our guest network. Because of our metal buildings, some cell phones do not work inside the buildings. The land line for TLNC is 352-357-7536 and can be used for emergencies.
Project WET August 2, 2021