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The Louisville Zoo is a resource to teachers in the Kentuckiana area enabling them to discover, explore and experience the biodiversity of this planet. Louisville Zoo Education staff can provide training as to how to use this “living classroom”, especially in the areas of applying basic skills in situations similar to those students will experience in life, using thinking and problem-solving skills and integrating knowledge. 

Staff is available to assist teachers and entire schools in creating common core standards in their classrooms or on a trip to the Zoo.

Project WET at the Zoo

June 22, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Louisville Zoo will be conducting a Project WET workshop to be held at the Louisville Zoo on June 22nd of this year. 

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5 – 18.  The Program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs.  

The goals of this workshop are as follows: 

  • Introduce educators to the Project WET materials and philosophy.
  • Demonstrate how educators can use Project WET activities that will help students to become more knowledgeable about water in our world and more aware of peoples relationship to water.
  • Provide a sample of teaching strategies and activities that will help students to become more knowledgeable about water in our world and more aware of people's relationship to water
  • Allow workshop participants an opportunity to plan how and where they will incorporate Project WET into their daily teaching.
  • Provide individuals with the opportunity and tools to make a commitment to educate others in promoting the awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and stewardship of water resources.

Click here for the Registration Form.

For more information on the Teacher Development Program, contact Doug McCoy (502) 238-5343 for more information, or e-mail doug.mccoy@louisvilleky.gov