FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

“Project WET” Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 6

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present “Project WET” – a teacher-training workshop for adults ages 18 and older – at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Wednesday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources and lessons for teachers to use in the classroom to teach our future leaders about the importance of water in everyday life. Formal and informal educators are invited to join Trailside park naturalist Ruth Yablonsky for a day of interactive, educational and hands-on activities focused on water as a valuable resource.

Participants in the “Project WET” workshop will work cooperatively to discover the properties of water in “Water Olympics.” They will study the effects of heat energy on water in “Molecules in Motion,” and learn mapping and graphing skills in “Poison Pump.” Each participant will receive the Project WET curriculum and activity guide with more than 90 interdisciplinary activities and lessons, teacher-tested and classroom-ready for K-12 students. Lessons in the guide are correlated to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

Pre-registration is preferred for this workshop as space is limited. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. The fee is $10 per person and includes the Project WET curriculum and activity guide. Light refreshments will be served during morning registration. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

For information about the Project WET teacher-training workshop or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.