Life Support: Tennessee’s Water Resources and Careers
January 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
STEM education resources, lessons, and techniques for your 6-12 classroom!
Join the Cumberland River Compact for a 3-hour professional development session on water resources, water careers, and STEM education connections!
Tennesseeans are lucky to have clean and abundant water across our state. From mountain streams to our faucets, water is vital to everything we do. Our Life Support Curriculum explores water in our state and highlights the STEM careers available for those that want to work to protect our water resources.
6-12 teachers will gain knowledge and materials on how to better prepare students for jobs in critical water resource roles that support human life. Water resource jobs are facing a personnel shortage, with an expected 50% of the workforce set to retire in the next 5 to 10 years. Together with the TN Association of Utility Districts, we have designed lesson plans that will excite and encourage students to dive deeper into this career path, while learning about water. The Cumberland River Compact will provide lessons and training on the science behind water management throughout Tennessee. Plus you’ll get a chance to tour a water treatment plant!
The training is great for teachers in grades 6th through 12th, environmental science educators, and CTE teachers.
Registration is Required. The training will be at the K.R Harrington Water Treatment Plant. For security reasons, we will only send you the address and driving directions upon registration.