Teachers: Applications open for Water Rocks! Summit Workshop

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for our upcoming Water Rocks! Teacher Summit, happening June 20-21, 2018 at Iowa State University!

The Water Rocks! Summit offers a unique, hybrid approach in which attendees learn the science of water quality, soil health, wetland ecology, climate change, agriculture and environmental science issues, etc. from the experts — Iowa State University faculty and staff that are working in these fields.

The Water Rocks! team then turns around and shares their highly engaging, highly interactive original games, lessons, activities, and songs that have been developed to help teach these concepts in the classroom, and are all aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

This FREE professional development workshop is geared towards 3rd-12th grade classroom teachers across the state of Iowa – we have something for everyone!  Teachers must apply to the Summit in teams of two from their school district (interdisciplinary and cross-age teams are encouraged).  How about a 4th grade teacher and an elementary music teacher? Or a middle school science teacher and middle school language arts teacher? The possibilities are endless.

Upon completion of the Water Rocks! Summit, each participating school district will receive a complimentary Water Rocks! activity kit valued at $800. Participating teachers will also receive a travel honorarium to cover hotel and mileage expenses and the opportunity to obtain one license renewal credit.

The application deadline is coming up next Friday, March 9. Visit the Water Rocks! website to APPLY today!

Ann Staudt


This cooperative project has been funded in part by Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Partners of Water Rocks! include Iowa Department of Natural Resources (United States Environmental Protection Agency), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and personal gifts of support.