Los Banos Workshop - Sat Apr. 27, 2024

Floods, Floodplains and California Water

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY EDUCATORS

The California Department of Water Resources, Grasslands Environmental Education Center, 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 area projects designed to reconnect floodplain habitat along the San Joaquin River to improve habitat for migrating waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway, passage for migrating salmon, groundwater recharge and flood protection in a changing climate.

For a $20 registration fee, participants in this workshop will receive an overview of the Central Valley Flood Protections system and the benefits of healthy floodplain ecosystems from flood management experts and training on the use of Project WET activities to engage your students in the study of flood science concepts.

Participants in this workshop will also receive:

  • A copy of Project WET’s new ‘Foundations of Water Literacy’ guide;
  • An introduction to the education programs offered by the Grasslands Environmental Education Center;
  • A light breakfast and lunch; 
  • An opportunity to receive CEU credit;
  • And a $100 stipend provided following completion of the training!

Click here to register!

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