What is Project WET?
Established in 1990, Project WET -- Water Education for Teachers -- is an interdisciplinary water education program which targets educators and young people in grades K-12. Perfect for 4-H Youth Development, Scouts, and other youth organizations, the goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids.
A trained network of teachers, resource professionals, and citizens organize and teach Project Wet workshops throughout Maryland. By familiarizing educators with current water resource issues, Project WET ultimately reaches students by incorporating interesting activities, simulations, exhibits, and models into the classroom. After completion of six hours of training, educators are given a free Project WET curriculum and activity guide that includes more than 90 hands-on activities that cross many disciplines in the study of water and water resourcesóchemistry and physics, life science, earth systems, natural resource management, history and culture. During the workshop educators learn how to incorporate local issues into the lessons.
- Cindy Etgen
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