California Water Institute for Teachers Cosumnes River Preserve
The California Department of Water Resources, Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, and Water Education Foundation invite K-12 educators to join us this summer to learn about California water systems and human interactions – while enhancing your environmental literacy and gaining activities to engage students in exploring concepts and skills straight out of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
The Cosumnes Water Institute explores the connections between our local water infrastructure and ecosystems and statewide California water systems and provide valuable services that sustain wildlife, agriculture and protect our communities. Participants will hear from water resource and aquatic ecosystem professionals while exploring field locations in the area.
Participants will experience the use of Project WET activities to study water resources and issues interconnected with managing water in California. We will explore topics and field sites ranging from water storage and conveyance to the impact of extreme weather events, ground and storm water management and building climate resilient systems. We will also highlight opportunities for students and schools to take action to reduce impacts to water resources.