The Project WET Foundation is a nonprofit educational publisher of children’s activity booklets, children’s story books, educators’ guides, maps and posters that teach a variety of critical water topics through hands-on, science-based activities.
Project WET developed its first activities in 1984. In 1995, Project WET published its cornerstone publication, the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide.
The success of this educators’ guide was followed by the development of several region- and topic-specific series: Conserve Water; Discover a Watershed; Healthy Water, Healthy People; Water and Education and Wonders of Wetlands.
Project WET’s Kids In Discovery series (KIDs) was launched with the publication of The Water Story in 1996. Since then, more than 60 activity booklet titles have been published, many of which have also been translated into languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dagbani and Kiswahili.
In 2011, Project WET published the award-winning, National Science Teachers Association-recommended Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, completely revising, updating, and contemporizing the successful first edition.
Today, more than 300 activities covering a multitude of water-related topics appear in more than 80 Project WET publications.
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Project WET Materials
Project WET publishes children’s activity booklets, children’s story books, educators’ guides and maps and posters that teach a variety of critical water topics through hands-on, science-based activities. Project WET’s educational materials have been honored by the Association of Educational Publishers, the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.
Children’s Activity Booklets : Kids In Discovery series (KIDs)
Project WET’s Kids In Discovery series (KIDs) series of activity booklets comprises more than sixty titles. Written and illustrated for children ages eight to twelve, the colorful booklets engage students in hands-on learning about water science through creative investigations, demonstrations, experiments, educational games and stories. The series also includes Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) materials for Africa, India and Latin America.
Children’s Story Books
Lushly illustrated, Project WET’s story books invite children to experience the wonders of water.
Project WET’s educators’ guides feature field-tested activities for formal and non-formal educators of children from kindergarten through high school, with many pre-K extensions. The Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 can also be used in a college setting, training future educators on how to teach about water. Series include Conserve Water; Curriculum and Activity Guide; Discover a Watershed; Healthy Water, Healthy People; Water and Education and Wonders of Wetlands. Educators’ guides are perfect for:
- Teachers of students in grades kindergarten through twelve.
- Community educators (e.g., leaders of Scouts and Boys and Girls Clubs).
- Government agencies and non-government organizations.
- Museum, aquarium, zoo and National Park Service staff.