Teachers and students can now learn all about water—our most precious natural resource—through fun, interactive games and lessons at DiscoverWater.org. Young visitors can play games, read stories, watch videos, print coloring pages and commit to taking action to improve water resources, while educators and parents can use the site to teach engaging, science-based lessons around water.
"DiscoverWater.org is exciting, inviting and fun for kids, and it's a great tool for educators and parents who want to help kids understand the importance of water in all our lives," explains Dr. Laurina Lyle of the Project WET Foundation, which designed the site with the support of Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA).
Targeting learners aged eight to 12, DiscoverWater.org shows children how water affects them—and how they can affect water. The web experience also brings important water lessons to life in a way that makes learning fun and encourages today's children
to be tomorrow's responsible stewards of water resources.
"At NWNA, we believe that getting children excited about water is one of the best ways to impact present and future water resources and water management," explains Heidi Paul, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for NWNA. "We are proud to partner with the Project WET Foundation to launch this new learning tool."
DiscoverWater.org combines kid-friendly illustrations and animation with engaging, science-based activities covering everything from the water cycle and oceans to water conservation and the role of water in the human body. Students can also collect "Take Action" items throughout the site and create their own personalized printable "Take Action Poster" to help them remember how they can conserve and protect water.
For educators, the website provides additional teacher-specific resources such as assessment methods and supporting activities. DiscoverWater.org is aligned with National Science Standards and has been field tested with educators and children.