California Project WET Gazette–Water & Traditional Ecological Knowledge in a Changing Climate
Summer Gazette Suggests How To Weave Indigenous Knowledge into Project WET Activities
People have lived in the American Southwest for thousands of years, learning to live with extreme weather events that have brought down past civilizations. The Summer Gazette highlights examples of traditional ecological knowledge that Native American tribes are using to help conserve water, restore ecological processes and resiliency in a world that has grown far warmer, arid and extreme in its cycles. This latest Gazette suggests how to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into Project WET activities with your students.
In addition to the Gazette, there are still registration slots open for a couple of Project WET summer events, including:
- Understanding Climate Change in California – July 28, Los Banos. Participants will learn how climate change is affecting California water resources, have an opportunity to talk with DWR Climate staff about current climate science and experience Project WET activities to engage students in the study of climate back in the classroom.
- California Water Institute for Teachers - August 3-5, Solano County. This comprehensive multi-day teacher training highlights the region’s complex water resources, offers first-hand experiential learning opportunities and provides teachers with the tools to support students in learning about local watersheds and their function.
Hope everyone has a good summer! - Brian