Understanding Climate Change in California (Bishop, CA)

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Date: 
Jun 15 2015


Location: 
Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center
2300 West Line St.
Bishop, CA 93514
United States




Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. These changes are expected to continue in the future and more of our precipitation will likely fall as rain instead of snow. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how (DWR) is addressing these impacts in regards to Californians water supply and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom!

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) activities are designed to supplement existing curriculum to promote the awareness, appreciation and knowledge of water resources in a manner that is fun, hands-on and informational for learners of all ages. Every Project WET activity was created by teachers for teachers and each incorporates nationally recognized education principles and practices. The interdisciplinary Project WET activities are correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (draft) and are an effective tool for integrating student knowledge of water resources with activities that include real-life-based scenarios that provide strong foundations for STEAM and Service-Learning programs. Project WET activities are designed to supplement existing curriculum in formal and non-formal education settings.

Each participant will receive: an introduction to current climate science and applications to California from the DWR Climate Science team; copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 and first-hand experience engaged in Project WET activities; lunch and a $50 stipend following completion of the training!

To reserve your spot, please email your name, program affiliation and position title, mailing address, phone and email address to BryAnna Vaughan, Water Quality Coordinator, Bishop Paiute Tribe at (760) 873 3584 or via email.

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