- Use Project WET
- Where We Are
- Resources By Topic
- News & Events
- Get Involved
Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
We're lucky. Immersed in the world of water education, we focus on the hopeful and the positive. Unfortunately, the world doesn't always feel hopeful or positive. And as much as we try to shield them, children are not immune from knowing about tragedies in the world. As educators, parents and people, we may wonder how to talk to children when bad things happen. Fred Rogers--known to the world as Mr. Rogers, the man behind the long-running PBS show--had some ideas on the subject:
Even if we wanted to, it would be impossible to give our children all the reasons for such things as war, terrorists, abuse, murders, fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes. If they ask questions, our best answer may be to ask them, "What do you think happened?" If the answer is, "I don't know," then the simplest reply might be something like, "I'm sad about the news, and I'm worried. But I love you, and I'll take care of you."
Read the rest here, and "look for the helpers" all around us.