Project WET Workshops Help Educators Teach Climate Change with Confidence
This article is part of a series highlighting Project WET's educators and the donors who help them access our science-based, hands-on resources. With Project WET's curriculum, they can confidently teach about water and our changing climate, preparing our youth for a resilient future. You can help lead the way to climate resilience by donating to our 2021 year-end campaign. From now until the end of 2021, the first $18,000 in individual donations of $50 or more will automatically be doubled through a generous gift from the Water Leaders Matching Fund. Click here to support Project WET.
Understanding climate, and specifically the way that climate is changing, is crucial to making informed decisions and building community and environmental resilience. In fact, four out of five parents in the United States want climate change issues to be taught in schools. However, many educators feel unprepared or insufficiently informed about these phenomena to begin teaching about them.
Educators who attend Project WET climate workshops gain the tools and knowledge they need to teach students about the challenges facing our planet now and in the years to come. Project WET’s Climate, Water and Resilience curriculum features hands-on, fun activities that introduce students to complex scientific ideas in approachable, age-appropriate ways. By focusing on individual action and best practices for building climate-resilient communities, this curriculum leaves educators and students feeling empowered about their ability to create positive change.
Thanks to donations from our supporters, Project WET has been able to offer climate workshops and online training to educators across the country. Here, real educators describe what they have learned through Project WET climate workshops:
“I always find it interesting how water will be the most impactful effect of climate change, as we usually tend to focus on overall global temperatures, so it’s easy to draw that connection and think temperatures will have the biggest effects on our way of life. It’s definitely complex, as the overall increase in global temperature will inherently alter our water cycle and water systems.”
“It’s always good for me to be reminded of the basics of climate change. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the complications of policy and the intricacies of the science, but in order to motivate people and our ICL members, getting everyone on board with the basics is key. Without the basic understanding of climate change and global warming, misinformation can be overwhelming and it will be much more difficult to sustain our livelihoods while combatting climate change.”
As a supporter of Project WET, you can help more educators like these access the training and curriculum resources they need to bring climate into the classroom. Your donation of any amount will help the students of today become the climate-resilient communities of tomorrow.