UMaine Extension Water Education Training Dec. 8

Contact: Laura Wilson (207) 581-2971

ORONO, Me. —University of Maine Cooperative Extension Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) training is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Hampden Town Office on Western Ave.  The training will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p,m. Registration is $30 and includes the Project WET activity guide. For more information or registration, contact Laura Wilson at (207) 581-2971 or e-mail You can also visit the events calendar at

Formal and information educators such as Girl Scout, Boy Scout, 4-H leaders, or home schooler parents, will all benefit from the Project WET training. Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide lessons incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole-body activities, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and community service projects. The guide also features cross-reference and planning charts, aglossary, and background material on activity development and field-testing. The Project WET training will be geared toward the age and grade level taught by the participants, so the demonstration activities will be relevant.

For more information or registration, contact Laura Wilson at (207) 581-2971 or e-mail Those who are interested may also visit the events calendar at

Registration is limited to 20 participants. Portland Water District, whose water education programs reach more than 2,000 students each year, is the primary sponsor of Project WET in Maine. Other sponsors include the University of Maine’s Mitchell Center and Poland Spring Bottling Company.  For more information about Project WET, visit the national Project WET site,

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.