Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2014

“Project Wet” Teacher-Training Water Resources Workshop at Trailside, Thursday, Dec. 4

Project Wet, Union County NJ

Water cycle poster courtesy of Project Wet (screenshot).

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Trailside will offer “Project WET,” a teacher-training workshop for adults, ages 18 and older, on Thursday December 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

“Trailside’s popular teacher-training Project WET workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn innovative ways to bring awareness and understanding of our environment and aquatic resources to students,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

In today’s society, water is often taken for granted. This workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources and lessons for teachers to utilize in the classroom to teach our future leaders about the importance of water in everyday life. Formal and informal educators are invited to join a certified Project WET facilitator for a day of interactive, educational and hands-on activities focusing on water as a valuable resource.

Participants will work cooperatively to discover the properties of water while earning six NJDOE teaching credits. Each person will receive a Project WET curriculum and activity guide with more than 90 interdisciplinary activities and lessons, teacher-tested and classroom-ready for K-12 students. Lessons are correlated to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. New Jersey Project WET is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Watershed Management Division and the New Jersey Audubon Society.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Space is limited. Walk-ins will be welcomed as space permits. The fee is $20 per person. 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 upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside for a complete fall brochure. 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.

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