Each participating educator receives a complimentary copy of the WET in the City Curriculum and Activity Guide and a certificate indicating 6-hours of professional development training upon completion of the workshop.
Learn more about the WET in the City Curriculum and Activity Guide.
Learn more about WET in the City professional development workshops.
Contact Us to find out about upcoming workshop opportunities in your area or to learn how you can help bring WET in the City to your city.
Facilitators (or educator trainers), a core group of individuals committed to educating other about water and water-related issues, serve as the "beating heart" of the growing WET in the City network. They are on the front lines providing 6-hour WET in the City professional development workshops to educators throughout their cities and communities. During workshops, they model WET in the City activities and share their often extensive inside knowledge of local water lore and current city water issues.
Many facilitators are professional employees of institutions (nature centers, museums, universities, parks, zoos, etc.) that already provide professional development opportunities to educators as a regular part of doing business. Other facilitators are volunteers, among them enthusiastic classroom teachers, dedicated retired persons and others who conduct workshops in their spare time out of a desire to educate and share their expertise with others.
After participating in a 6-hour WET in the City Educator Training Workshop, educators are invited to attend an advanced 12-hour training workshop to become a certified WET in the City Facilitator. Those who successfully complete the 12-hour workshop will be considered active facilitators provided that they present a minimum of one WET in the City Educator Training Workshop per year. In addition to conducting workshops, facilitators are responsible for maintaining regular communication with their city's local WET in the City Coordinator (see below) to learn of new water "happenings," advise of upcoming workshops, order WET in the City guides and other materials, and submit required program paperwork including completed workshop evaluations. Facilitators are also expected to work with their City Coordinator to market their upcoming workshops.
If you would like to become a WET in the City Facilitator, Contact Us to find about upcoming 12-hour WET in the City Facilitator or 6-hour WET in the City Educator professional development workshops in your area. We can also tell you how you can help bring WET in the City to your city.
WET in the City provides many opportunities for sponsorship at both the national and local level. With over 30 years experience as a leader in the field of environmental education, CEE works hard to ensure that funding dollars are leveraged efficiently to support development and expansion of quality water education programs and materials.
Sponsors may choose to "adopt" WET in the City and work with CEE to implement a local program to help meet public education goals and promote water stewardship among urban youth in their city. Others may choose to fund CEE's development of new quality water education materials such as our WET in the City Spanish Language Student Pages or our Water Watchers: Conserving Water at Your School and Home school water audit guide. Sponsors might also fund smaller local project and initiatives associated with existing WET in the City programs. For example, a sponsor might support the printing of t-shirts for a WET in the City city-wide water festival. The opportunity and possibilities are endless for leveraging sponsorship dollars to support quality urban water education.
Contact Us for more information or to discuss your organization's sponsorship ideas.
"WET in the City has become the cornerstone of the City's water education program for students K-12. Our partnership with CEE started more than four years ago, and continues to leverage our limited budget. By implementing WET in the City we can guarantee our community a quality and cost-effective water education program. This program enables our limited staff to deliver materials and manage a network of teacher trainers while greatly multiplying our outreach to urban youth."
Pat Truesdale, Division Manager,
City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering
Volunteer opportunities abound with the WET in the City programs. A few examples of ways you can help include:
facilitating WET in the City workshops (see above),
lending expertise in new curriculum development (content or process),
sharing your water expertise in workshops and in schools,
assisting with student water stewardship projects,
reviewing and/or field-testing new curriculum and resources.
Contact Us to discuss your unique qualifications for helping ensure that WET in the City remains cutting-edge, top-quality water and environmental education programs.
Learn more about the Council for Environmental Education.
CEE is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization formed in 1970 by representatives of natural resource and education agencies. CEE's mission is to provide environmental education programs and services that promote stewardship of the environment and further the capacity of learners to make informed decisions. At the national level, CEE administers Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, WET in the City, and Flying WILD and is a founding co-sponsor of Project Learning Tree and Project WET. The policy and direction of the Council is governed by a Board of Directors comprised primarily of natural resource agency and education professionals.
Occasionally employment opportunities become available at the CEE National Office in Houston, Texas. In addition to an Executive Director, the CEE staff includes program managers/coordinators, and office/administrative coordinators. In general, program managers and coordinators are responsible for all daily operations associated with program administration and growth including partnership building and communications, curriculum and new product development, budget maintenance, marketing, etc. Office/administrative coordinators and interns provide support to program staff and maintain all general office functions including bookkeeping, correspondence, records maintenance, etc.
The CEE office, a smoke-free workplace, is located in an attractive "pedestrian friendly" shopping and restaurant district in West University Village near the museum district and Rice University in Houston, Texas. Nearby (within one hour) recreational areas include Galveston beaches, Armand Bayou nature preserve, Clear Lake boating and fishing area and numerous freshwater lakes. CEE is an equal opportunity employer.
See Contact Us for a list of current employees and their titles.
CEE also often contracts professional curriculum writers, graphic designers, typesetters, printers, curriculum experts and others to support program projects. If you are a freelancer who thinks you have special talents that may benefit our program and curriculum development efforts, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Learn more about the Council for Environmental Education.