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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.
Dennis founded Project WET in 1984 while working at the North Dakota State Water Commission. Through extensive partnerships and successful fundraising efforts, he has developed the program into a global leader in water resources education around the world.
Dennis has published more than 50 water resource education guides for teachers and children and is the author/co-author of over 300 original water science and education activities. He also is a contributing author to over 30 children’s activity booklets. Dennis has taught hundreds of water resources management education courses for water managers and educators, and through these efforts, has become a recognized leader and advocate for children’s education worldwide. His international experience includes work in more than 40 countries and leadership roles in global initiatives supporting children’s education.
Dennis Nelson has worked in water resources management and education for over two decades, including at:
Dennis received a bachelor’s in agricultural bacteriology and a master’s in community and regional planning and natural resources management, both from North Dakota State University, Fargo.