Floods, Floodplains and California Water
SACRAMENTO – SAN JOAQUIN REGION EDUCATORS
The California Department of Water Resources, Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, and California Project WET invite K-12 educators to a flood-focused Project WET workshop.
Before California’s Central Valley became known as an agricultural powerhouse, it contained one of the largest expanses of floodplain forest and wetland habitats in North America. 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 and Cosumnes River Preserve staff about the unique partnership that has conserved over 50,000 acres of the floodplain forests and wetlands that once covered the valley floor and remain an important stopover for migratory birds and climate resiliency strategy.
For a $20 registration fee, participants in this workshop will receive:
- An overview of the Central Valley Flood Protection system and the value floodplain ecosystems provide 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 for K-12 students offered by the Cosumnes River Preserve – and available field trip funds for Sacramento and San Joaquin County schools,
- An opportunity to receive CEU credit
- And a $100 stipend provided following completion of the training.