California Water Institute for Teachers
Sacramento Valley Region
Location: Various field sites, Butte County
Sponsored By: CA Department of Water Resources; Inland Northern Science Project (INSP); California Project WET program and partners.
Description: As more of California enters into “exceptional drought” status, now is the time to learn about our State Water Project and the watershed that supports it. Join the Inland Northern Science Project (INSP), California Department of Water Resources, and Project WET for the 4-day California Water Institute for Teachers.
The institute will focus on the natural and human systems that support the State Water Project, including the Feather River Watershed, the Oroville Dam system and the impacts of climate change to this important water source.
Learn about other programs for students, including Salmon in the Classroom, the Feather River Floating Classroom, Forebay Aquatic Center and experience a variety Project WET activities focused on water conservation that emphasize concepts and skills students can apply to their school or home.
Highlights of the institute will include:
- Project WET 2.0 training and certification
- Tour of the Hearthstone School Regional Stormwater Demonstration Site in Oroville and best management practices for schools.
- Water exploration activities at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (Forest Ranch)
- Curriculum planning time in the new STEM X lab at CSU Chico
- Kayaking/rafting the Feather River from the Fish Hatchery to River Bend Park (Oroville)
- Tour of the Oroville Dam Visitor Center
A $35.00 refundable deposit will reserve your spot. An opportunity to receive a $200 stipend and 2 Continuing Education Units are available to purchase through the CSUC Center for Regional and Continuing Education upon completion of a curriculum integration project.