In March 2020 COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) forced school closures for the foreseeable future and cancelled professional development training for teachers. Project WET wants to ensure that water education continues for people of all age and so we 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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Get ready to connect with students through water education in a new and innovative way!
WETconnect is a digital, interactive experience for educators and students to learn about water.
Now everyone can experience Project WET’s award-winning water education publications and activities from anywhere in the world. Through an app or desktop, educators can connect with their students online or offline. Students can watch videos, play games, read books, compare notes and more, bringing water education to life. In addition to eBooks and digital lessons, educators can also download printable PDF instructions for screen-free activities. WETconnect is perfect for classroom or distance learning.
Features will include:
- Individual full access to all lessons and activity eBooks for educators, parents and home school students.
- Group, class, school or district access to interactive eBooks, digital lessons, and printable instructions for screen-free activities.
- Interactive lessons to guide students through Project WET’s award-winning activities in a self-paced and hands-on format. (Lessons are correlated to NGSS and Common Core Standards.)
- eBooks that feature games, quizzes, videos and more to keep students engaged.
- Communication tools that allow students to post questions and comments for teacher feedback within each experience.
- Built-in assessments for every student.
- Easy to get started, just plug and play.
Educator Online Trainings
Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0
We can all learn from our students! Pre-service students get creative with with Project WET using Zoom.
Learn how Jennifer Ortega, Recreation Administration Faculty at Humboldt State University, helped pre-service teachers adapt Project WET activities for distance learning. With a little creativity, these educators helped make fun, interactive learning possible from a distance!
Free At-Home Learning Resources
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!
Student Lessons and Tutorials
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.