Education and Outreach

Educational Materials

Project WET – Water Education for Teachers

The Water Quality Program provides opportunities for teachers to attend workshops administered by the Project WET program. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through their classroom ready teaching aids and the establishment of international Project WET programs. Project WET on PBS Tennesee Wild Side Video

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Project WaterWorks!

WaterWorks! is a pilot public education program through the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Center for Environmental Education. This statewide education and outreach program provides public service announcements in cooperation with the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters at a greatly reduced rate. The accompanying lesson plan (PDF Format) and coloring sheet (PDF Format) are available for public use.

Homeowner's Guide (PDF Format)

Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Training and Certification Program for Construction Sites

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has adopted a general permit to aid in the erosion prevention and sediment control at construction sites. An integral part of improving water quality in Tennessee’s streams is the training of those requesting coverage under the TDEC Construction General Permit (CGP) Notice of Intent. To meet this need, the Center has developed two training workshops for developers, contractors, engineers and other professionals, inspection personnel, and enforcement officials responsible for all aspects of preparation and implementation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for preventing erosion and controlling sediment at construction sites 1 acre or larger in size. Workshop participants will receive resource notebooks and materials used by the instructors in presenting the courses. Handout materials include the Tennessee Erosion & Sediment Control Handbook of recommended Best Management Practices (BMPs), TDEC Construction General Permit requirements, and SWPPP example; manual of Design Principles for Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control for Construction Sites; all workshop presentation slides; and a CD containing several other public domain design and analysis software and reference materials. As of June 17, 2007, all persons assigned to inspect erosion and sediment controls are required to obtain a Level I Certification

Tennessee Stormwater Training

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