KFB & KFAC to offer Be Ag-Wise workshops focusing on water conservation

By Kansas Farm Bureau
January 01, 2015

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) and the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) will host the eighth annual Be Ag-Wise professional development workshops early next year.

This year’s theme, “Water Conservation: Every Drop Counts! How do you measure up?” will engage educators with hands-on with learning labs, lesson plans and resource materials emphasizing the importance of water conservation and how to integrate the materials into the classroom.

The workshops will be held Feb. 21 in Manhattan at the Sunset Zoo and March 14 in Hays at the Kansas State Research Extension and Experiment Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Feb. 21 workshop will be broadcast via satellite in Great Bend, Pittsburg and Ottawa.

Attendees will earn their Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) certification.  Created in 1991, the Project WET USA Network has reached millions of schools and community educators in hopes of enlightening as many as possible with science-based water resources and to inspire action to protect water sources. The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) will facilitate the main portion of the Project WET training. More information about Project WET can be found at www.projectwet.org.

For workshop agenda and registration forms, visit bit.ly/1zoxZWv. ;; Registration fees are $60 per person and include lunch, refreshments, resource materials, and if applicable, professional development hours. Registration forms are due Jan. 16.