The Project WET USA Network

Girls learn about macroinvertebratesWater education is more than just teaching about the water cycle (although Project WET does offer a great activity for doing just that!).

Water education also helps children connect to their local watersheds and understand their relationship to local water resources.

Ask Project WET educators from North Carolina to California or anywhere in between how they teach about water in their communities and each will have a different story.

Project WET uses a "train the trainer approach"

Project WET in the United States is delivered through the Project WET USA Network—an instruction and delivery network consisting of local and state partner organizations, coordinators and facilitators (master trainers) in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Since its inception in 1991, the USA network has trained millions of school and community educators to reach tens of millions of people of all ages with objective, science-based water resources education that fosters awareness and inspires action.

At present, there are approximately 65 U.S. “host institutions”—partner organizations—with designated Project WET Coordinators. These Coordinators work with more than 1,700 facilitators to train educators to teach about all aspects of water.

Find a Coordinator near you. Don’t see a partner in your state or area? Contact wetusa@projectwet.org to find out more about becoming an official host institution partner.

Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 

Cover of Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0With 64 interdisciplinary lessons on water, the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is the centerpiece of Project WET’s comprehensive suite of water resources education materials.

The Guide is correlated to national education standards including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards as well as many state standards.

What do educators say? 

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is great tool for teaching:

  • science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • language arts
  • social studies
  • fine arts
  • music
  • physical education
  • social studies
  • and more...

 

Many of Project WET's programs also offer training for other publications:

Water Festivals

A girl dumps water in a bin in a water festival activity.Many Project WET educators and partners conduct water festivals, half-day or full-day rotations of Project WET activities that get children moving, interacting and having fun learning about water. For more information, visit the Water Festivals webpage.

To learn more about what kind of learning materials are available through Project WET, visit the Teach & Learn page or the Project WET Store. Don’t see the concept, region or water topic you need? Contact us to find out how your organization can work with us to create customized materials.

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