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Educators trained at APSU to lead Project WET sessions

Educators from across the state were trained recently at Austin Peay State University to conduct workshops that teach others about the importance of water.

The new workshop facilitators of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and Project WET Stormwater now are able to help teachers of grades K-12 educate students about water issues.
Educators from across the state were trained recently at Austin Peay State University to conduct workshops that teach others about the importance of water.

The new workshop facilitators of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and Project WET Stormwater now are able to help teachers of grades K-12 educate students about water issues.

Project WET, a water science program for educators of K-12 students, is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Center of Excellence for Field Biology at APSU houses the grant-funded initiative.

Michelle Rogers, coordinator of Project WET, conducted the training May 31-June 2. Participants learned hands-on, standards-based activities to use with students.

The following 13 educators who attended the three-day event at APSU are certified to conduct Project WET teacher workshops:
• Dana Ball, Greeneville.
• Kathy DeWein, Clarksville.
• Sherry Hersh, Woodlawn.
• Karel Lea Biggs, Clarksville.
• Shelia Shamblin, Newmarket.
• Gale Stanley, Jacksboro.
• Michael Cain, Nashville.
• Tammy Turner, Clarksville.
• Todd Witcher, Knoxville.
• Jane Hobson, Memphis.
• Marilyn Potter, Memphis.
• Bonnie Ervin, Murfreesboro.
• Ben Roy, Ringgold, Ga.

For more information about Project WET or the workshops offered, contact Rogers by telephone at (931) 221-6480 or by e-mail at rogersm@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer