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The Watershed Game Training (Minneapolis)

February 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., in three parts
Urban Research and Outreach Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

The Watershed Game is an interactive, educational tool that helps students and adults understand how land use affects water quality. Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices, and learn how their choices can affect water quality. Participants apply plans, practices, and policies that help them achieve clean water goals for protection and restoration while providing for community growth.

Minnesota Sea Grant and the University of Minnesota Extension are partnering to train educators and others to maximize the learning potential of groups gathering to play one of four versions of the WSG (Classroom, River, Lake, Stream).

Registration required.
Register online: http://z.umn.edu/WSGtraining
Register by mail: Fill out the form at the bottom of the workshop flyer or contact Larisa at 651-480-7732. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

  • Part 1 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.): $80 for training and copy of the Watershed Game: Classroom Version; $35 for training only. (Includes morning refreshments and lunch.) Reduced rates may be available for formal K-12 teachers. Direct inquiries to John Bilotta (jbilotta@umn.edu, 612-624-7708).
  • Part 2: (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.): Free
  • Part 3: (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.): Free

Part 1 will focus on using the new Watershed Game: Classroom Version designed for students and informal youth groups. The training includes the complete lesson and activity plan, electronic components, and supporting resources, including Project WET activities. This training is appropriate for:

  • K-12 formal teachers
  • Informal water, environment, natural resource educators and professional staff,
  • Volunteer instructors, such as Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Master Water Stewards, and 4-H club leaders


Part 2 is an introduction and refresher regarding the Watershed Game: River, Lake, and Stream Versions for Local Leaders. This training is appropriate for:

  • Water and natural resource educators
  • Agency staff
  • Natural resource professionals


Part 3 is an advanced training in best practices for facilitating the Watershed Game: River, Lake, and Stream Versions for Local Leaders. The hour will include a discussion and sharing of best practices and methods for using and facilitating game play. This training is appropriate for:

  • Previously trained facilitators
  • Others interested effectively facilitating game play.


For more information, contact:
John Bilotta | 612-624-7708 | jbilotta@umn.edu
Cindy Hagley | 218-726-8713 | chagley@d.umn.edu


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