Dear Amazing Educators:
Interested in a unique approach to learning and teaching about watersheds and water resources? Wondering how to teach about science through English/Language Arts? I'm currently taking applications for the latest Water Education Pen Pal Fall 2020 Cohort!
This program is open to K-12 classrooms. Feel free to forward this to any educators in your life. Deadline to apply is August 31.
--Your class will be paired with another class, probably in a different region or even state.
--I will share with you some templates and sentence starters to offer your students to guide their letter writing.
--You will ensure the letters are either typed or hand written and sent off to the partnering class.
--Classes will be paired based on: Class size, grade level, and desired form of correspondence (email or hand-written mailed letter).
--Your students will get to receive letters from their peers and learn about similarities and differences in various ecosystems.
--Topics include (you will select): Watersheds, water quality, streams/rivers, oceans, ecosystems
We've had a lot of fun with this in the past. When you are ready to apply, you'll need to have your class roster/email addresses available. It's also a good idea to run this past your principal, too.
Deadline to apply is August 31. You will receive your paired class by mid-September.
Thanks for your interest,
Project Wet State Coordinator
NC Division of Water Resources