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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.
The Project WET Curriculum and
Activity Guide 2.0 was awarded an
Independent Publishers Gold Medal.
The centerpiece of Project WET is the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, published in 2011.
This full-color, fully revised 616-page guide contains 64 multidisciplinary water-related activities for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The guide features cross-reference and planning charts, a glossary and background material on activity development and field testing.
The cornerstone of Project WET is its methodology of teaching about water resources through hands-on, investigative, easy-to-use activities.
Guide activities are organized based on the following conceptual framework:
Project WET activities are designed to complement existing curricula rather than displace or add additional concepts. Activities fulfill objectives and educational standards in the sciences, as well as other disciplines, from fine arts to health.
Because water is ubiquitous, water-related concepts can be found in almost any field of study. In addition, the Guide has been correlated with the educational standards of most states.
Activities within the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide are universal in their methods of teaching about water. More than 40 countries in addition to the United States use Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide activities.
The first edition of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is currently available in English, Spanish, and Japanese, and a version also has been localized for the Philippines.
The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is available to all teachers and community educators (e.g., youth leaders for scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H) through community workshops provided by coordinators or trainers (facilitators) from Project WET Host Institutions. In addition to the book, workshop participants receive a minimum of six hours of training through workshops
Learn how the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide was developed.