Tips & Sips – Water Education Series


North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is pleased to offer Tips & Sips, a series of professional development sessions to help educators in the northern Texas Panhandle enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of our shared water resources.

In each 1.5 hour session teachers will learn about natural resources and participate in hands-on lessons that they can take back to the classroom. Many lessons will come from the Project WET curriculum. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an activity guide recognized around the world for its excellent interdisciplinary lessons, all related to water resources. This workshop series will focus on activities and concepts for K-8 audiences. Lessons will be most applicable to a science classroom, but teachers and informal educators from all subjects are welcome to attend and find new ways to make interdisciplinary connections.

Putting a new spin on professional development, the Tips & Sips series will take place in a private room at The Plaza Restaurant in Dumas. They are generously supporting local educators by offering a free drink to everyone in attendance. Participants will experience activities as their students would, share ideas, and collaborate over chips and dips, provided by North Plains GCD.

Sessions will take place once a month on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm-8:30pm on November 6th, December 4th, January 15th, and February 12th. TEA-approved Continuing Professional Education hours will be awarded at each session, and anyone attending the entire series will be recognized as a Project WET certified educator and will receive the full Project WET Activity Guide with 64 lessons.

The Tips & Sips education series is presented free of charge to educators within North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, but spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. E-mail or call Julia at 806-930-6934 to register.