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Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
Healthy Water, Healthy People provides customized water-quality training opportunities for:
During development of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, water quality was identified as a priority topic. The need to make the complex topic of water quality meaningful and relevant became increasingly apparent as Project WET interacted with:
During this time, the Hach Scientific Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering and supporting science and science education, expressed interest in supporting a legacy project that would bridge classroom understanding of water quality and field experiences.
The program, entitled Healthy Water, Healthy People, was launched in 2000 to promote stewardship of water resources by teaching educators and students about the relationship between water quality and human and environmental health.
Targeting teachers and students in grades six through 12, the Healthy Water, Healthy People program:
In 2005, the Healthy Water, Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide and Field Monitoring Guide were translated into Spanish and printed by Project WET’s Mexico partner, the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA). These Guides are being used to develop an extensive water-quality educator network in Mexico.