As COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) forces school closures and cancels professional development training for teachers, Project WET wants to ensure that water education continues for people of all ages. We have created a suite of free and discounted resources that educators, parents and children can use to learn about water while meeting standards in math, language arts, science and even fine arts. We hope this helps educators and students continue learning and exploring during this pandemic.
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Note that we will be updating this page regularly with new resources and tips. Please check back weekly to view Project WET resources!
Educator Online Trainings
Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0
Earth Day 2020 Climate Training
Earth Day 2020 is the 50th anniversary of this important day. For Earth Day 50, we have joined together with the National Wildlife Federation and Project WILD to provide educators with resources to engage students in climate education. This free online professional development course for educators is self-paced and will cover topics such as weather and climate, global warming, phenology and biodiversity. Those who complete the course will also have complimentary access to two activities from our new Climate, Water and Resilience educator guide, as well as Project WILD climate activities and NWF resources. Educators will be able to print out a certificate and agenda for CEUs.
Free At-Home Learning Resources
Project WET has made several of its award-winning activities available free of charge to parents and educators during this time to ensure everyone has resources to continue our children's education.
Water touches every aspect of our lives—the cells in our bodies, the food we eat, the recreational activities that we enjoy, the weather and much more! DiscoverWater.org is a self-directed educational resource about different water topics—ranging from global to personal perspective—which together reflect many of the complex and important roles of water in our lives. DiscoverWater.org is designed for use by children ages 7-12 and for educators and parents of this age group, both in and out of a classroom setting. Although targeted for tweens, learners of all ages enjoy playing games on DiscoverWater.org!
Digital Lessons and Tutorials
Pre-K Activity to do at home
Explore the properties of water with pre-school children
Student Activity Booklets
In addition to hands-on activities to teach about water, Project WET offers over 70 titles of student activity booklets. Targeted for children ages 8-12, these colorful and interactive booklets allow children to work independently or with a parent/educator. Although the target age is 8-12, younger children may like to have these booklets read to them and older students (even adults!) may find they learn something new!
We have both print and PDF options, so you can choose what is best for your needs.
Water for YOU and ME! Early Childhood Storybook
For younger learners, Project WET offers Water for YOU and ME!, a storybook with suggested activities to learn and observe water properties. It is designed for use by early childhood educators, parents, grandparents and anyone else who wants to help young children understand the importance of water to life and its use in keeping people healthy. This book is appropriate for ages 3-6.