Oct 2 2017 to Oct 5 2017
Park Place Hotel
300 East State Street
Traverse City, MI 49684United States
The theme of the 2017 Project WET Coordinators Conference and Training is "Our Freshwater Future: Examining Education’s Role." The Project WET USA Annual Conference and Training will include the annual USA network meeting for Project WET Coordinators and offer trainings and content sessions through presentations and discussions on relevant water education topics.
This year’s conference will feature a field experience to Sleeping Bear Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan, opportunities to view the Chinook salmon run just a short walk from the Park Hotel and a fun night where we will learn about the Petoskey stone, an ancient coral found on the shores of the Great Lakes.
Closed meetings for Project WET USA Host Institutions and Coordinators only will be held on October 3rd and 4th. Following these closed meetings, open sessions will take place October 4th and 5th.
October 2: New Coordinator Training. This all-day training allows any coordinators, new-to or unfamiliar with running their own network of facilitators, to learn about and ask questions from Project WET staff and experienced coordinators. Like any Project WET training, it is an interactive and hands-on session.
October 3-4: USA Coordinators' Network Meeting. These sessions are closed sessions for Project WET coordinators only. This is time to discuss your program with other coordinators and Project WET Foundation staff, learn what is happening from the National office and help shape the future of Project WET over the next year.
October 4-5: General Conference Sessions. Open to anyone, these sessions share presentations and activities submitted by participants and vetted by the conference planning committee. Local guest speakers may also be included as well as Advanced Training by the Instruction and Training WETteam.
October 6: Optional field experiences around Traverse City or travel home. The experiences include but are not limited to kayaking the river in town, travelling to Mackinac Island and attending a ROV tour at the nearby university.
To register or learn more, visit the conference website.