PROJECT GREEN Teacher Summit 2019

This is the second year of the Project GREEN Boise (PGB) Summit. The goal of this summit is to encourage sustainability in southern Idaho by supporting K-12 educators. More specifically, PGB is designed to: provide an opportunity for educator networking and making connections to encourage communication outside of the Summit, inform and engage the teachers with available resources throughout the state, and provide a venue for the dissemination of current information and resources from the stakeholders/experts in the community (providing a united group of goals and objectives).

Attendees to the summit are educators from around southern Idaho, primarily between Mountain Home to West Ada. The summit will be at the West Ada Training Center in Meridian on August 8th and 9th. This years theme of the summit is “Water, the key to life” featuring Dennis Nelson founder of Project WET. We will also have teacher and student success stories, local experts in green schools and green design. Experts from the City of Boise and the private sector will present content and breakout sessions providing direct examples of ways to incorporate sustainability directly into your classroom!

Dennis Nelson – Keynote Speaker

Dennis Nelson, President and CEO, Project WET Foundation

Dennis founded Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) in 1984 while working at the North Dakota State Water Commission. Through extensive partnerships and successful fundraising efforts, he has developed the program into a leader in water resources education across the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Under Dennis’ leadership, Project WET has received the 2012 U.S. Water Prize and numerous publishing awards. In 2013, Dennis and Project WET were shortlisted for the Stockholm Water Prize.

Dennis has published more than 75 water resource education guides and children’s activity booklets and is the author/co-author of over 300 original water science and education activities. Dennis has taught hundreds of water resources management education courses in dozens of countries and through these efforts has become a recognized leader and advocate for water education worldwide.