August 18. Project WET Training Workshop. Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) trainig provides hands-on activities to help you teach about water and is designed and tested by educators. Best of all, Project WET is fun! The focus of this workshop is storm water and how it impacts the environment. Specific areas that will be featured include: Learning how to use the hands on learning activities including water quality testing and macro-invertebrate sampling, sharing ideas and tips with other teachers, and learning about finding and utilizing local and state program resources. Cost: $25 workshop fee that covers all program materials, morning break and beverages, and the project WET guidebook—please bring your own bag lunch. Call 262-970-6680 to register by August 10, 2015. For specific workshop questions, contact Jayne Jenks at 262-896-8305.
August 22. New exhibits coming to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Come and trace the history of this great gathering place and hunting ground through the ages. The interactive and educational displays include a walk-through glacier, woolly mammoth and dioramas showing how the arrival of early humans opened a new chapter in the marsh's history. To arrange for a field trip or group visit, contact: Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893. The Education and Visitor Center welcomes schools, community groups and others interested in topics ranging from geology and history to biology and modern wildlife management. Programs combine classroom work with outdoor sample collection and observation.