If you would like to pay by credit card, please choose the "pay by check" option. Once you receive your invoice, you can call our Accounting Department and pay by credit card.
Credit is now available from the following:
*Credit from WOU is graduate credit transferrable to other states.
Call for Posters
If you wish to submit a poster display, use this link to fill out the request form.
If you wish to have a free exhibit or free/low-cost vendor booth, use this link to complete the request form.
Deadline for both is June 15.
Keynote Speaker: Tom Cech, Director, One World, One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship
Coming Soon! Field Experiences Tuesday, August 6
If you wish to submit a presentation request, use this link to fill out the request form. Deadline extended to June 15.
Learn about the many excellent opportunities that exist to sponsor the conference. Various sponsorship levels are available to allow your organization to reach the educators, experts in the field and many, many more people interested in water education who will be attending the 2013 Project WET USA Conference. To learn about sponsoring specific portions of the conference--including meals, scholarships and social events--please click here.
SpringHill Suites at Metro State Univ of Denver
1190 Auraria Parkway Suite A
Denver, CO 80204
Making Hotel Reservations
We have negotiated a rate of $159 per night, plus tax, at the SpringHill Suites. These rooms can accommodate up to three people. Breakfast is included with your room.
To receive the discounted rate, rooms must be booked by July 12, 2013.
*You can make your reservations directly online.
*You can call the hotel at 303-705-7300 or the toll free number 1-888-236-2427.
Denver SuperShuttle. Make sure the WET13 discount code is visible when you book online.
August 7-9, 2013
In August 2013, Project WET USA is going to be big in the Mile High City!
The Project WET Foundation—publisher of the most complete water resources education materials available and leader in the field of water education in the United States and around the world—is inviting everyone with an interest in our most precious natural resource to join us in beautiful Denver, Colorado for the 2013 Project WET USA Conference.
The 2013 Project WET USA Conference will offer five conference strands, a full array of speakers, pre-conference field experiences and dedicated networking opportunities...all within easy reach of some of the best fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor recreation anywhere.
The 2013 Project WET USA Conference begins on Tuesday evening with an opening night dinner, keynote speaker and reception perfect for networking and continues through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with presentations, keynote speakers and vendors.
Tuesday evening's keynote speaker will be Tom Cech, Director of the One World, One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship.
Who will be attending?
The Planned Conference Strands are:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and STEAM (STEM & The Arts) in Water Education:
This strand will focus on increasing student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics along with the arts and increase educators' capacity to include STEM/STEAM subjects in their curricula. Of particular interest are proposals that address integration of water-related topics and the implementation of STEM/STEAM education in a manner that reflects the interdependence of the five subjects, as well as proposals that focus on partnerships involving school districts, community colleges, four-year institutions, and business and industry to provide a comprehensive community-based approach to STEM/STEAM and water education.
Water Education in the Classroom:
The Water Education in the Classroom Strand provides the opportunity to examine the best practices for integrating water-related environmental education into the PreK-16 educational system at the local, state and federal levels and improving environmental literacy across the nation.
Water Education Beyond the Classroom:
The Water Education Beyond the Classroom Strand provides the opportunity to examine successful water education programs in non-formal educational settings such as nature centers, museums, after-school programs, scouts, camps, etc.
ActionEducation™: Applying Water Education Skills
What are the most successful methods for addressing the most important water challenges of the day with water education and action education? This strand includes a wide array of topics and strategies such as: Watersheds, Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water, Risk (drought and floods), Weather and climate change, Ground water, Water and energy, Storm water and Water conservation. Presentations for this strand MUST include a component where the participants are engaged in applying skills learned from water education activities to real-life situations.
Other Water Topics:This strand is for those presentations that don't fit into the strands above. Requirements for this strand are presentations be about water-related topics that currently or will affect students, teachers, schools and communities across the United States and around the world.
Conference Highlight: Two Books, One Project WET
The Conference Planning Team is pleased to announce two noted authors will speak at the conference. As such we are featuring one book from each author that will be the focus of discussions. These books show different perspectives on water in the Eastern and Western United States. We encourage all conference attendees to read one or both prior to attending the conference.
"A Ditch in Time" by Patricia Nelson Limerick. Dr. Limerick is at the Center of the American West at University of Colorado. The book is about the history of bringing water to Denver. She will join us on Thursday of our conference and give the luncheon keynote.
"The Forest Unseen" by David Haskell. The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award 2012 for Natural History Literature, this book traces one year of natural history about a patch of old growth eastern deciduous forest on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. While on the surface its primary topic focuses on forests, the back story discusses the important role of water to forest ecology. He will join us on Friday and give the luncheon keynote.
Update April 17: "The Forest Unseen" was named as one of the three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in the general nonfiction category. Please read more about this honor on the New York Times website.