‘Floods, Floodplains and California Water’ – Davis
The California Department of Water Resources, Yolo Basin Foundation, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and California Project WET invite K-12 educators to a flood-focused Project WET workshop.
Historically, floodplains and wetlands filled California’s Central Valley. They provided a smorgasbord of vegetation and insects for millions of migrating salmon and waterfowl. Today, levees, dikes, and development separate rivers from floodplains to protect human communities.
Join us to learn about the benefits that floodplains provide for wildlife, agriculture, and nearby communities. Hear from scientists about projects designed to reconnect floodplain habitat in the Yolo Bypass to improve passage for migrating salmon and climate resiliency.
For a $25 registration fee, participants in this workshop will receive:
- An overview of the Central Valley Flood Protection system and the benefits of healthy floodplain ecosystems from flood science experts;
- Training on the use of Project WET activities to engage your students in the study of flood science concepts;
- A copy of Project WET Guide 2.0;
- A light breakfast and lunch;
- An introduction to the education programs offered by the Yolo Basin Foundation;
- An opportunity to receive CEU credit;
- And a $100 stipend provided following completion of the training.
Registration limited! Please click here to reserve your spot, or contact projectwet [at] watereducation.org (Brian Brown), California Project WET Coordinator if you have questions.