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Project Wet

Make a splash in class this year with Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). The most important element for human life on Earth is water. In today's society, water is often taken for granted. Project WET provides teachers (grades K-12) with the necessary tools, resources and lessons to help teach students about the importance and value of water in every day life. The awareness of, and respect for water resources begins in the classroom!

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is a collection of more than 64 science-based, interdisciplinary activities and lesson plans that are teacher-tested and classroom ready for K-12 students. The lessons are correlated to state and national Core Curriculum Content Standards and cover an array of diverse topics and disciplines.

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is available to educators only if they participate in a six-hour Project WET professional development workshop. Teachers who attend a WET workshop will receive professional development credits.

The workshop will be provided at the site of your choice and we will work with you to tailor the workshop to your group's needs.

Highlights
  • Teachers can choose from activities such as "The Incredible Journey," "Pass the Jug" and "Macro-invertebrate Mayhem" for lessons that enhance student learning



  • The NJ Project WET Program has developed a comprehensive array of supplemental materials and financial support that focus specifically on water resource education. These include:
    • WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Activity Guide
    • Healthy Water, Healthy People - Water Quality Educator's Guide
    • Project WET Water Festival Grants

  • View the Project WET Workshop Calendar (including Wonders of Wetlands, Healthy Water, Health People & Conserve Water) for more information on the above.

  • (See EEdNews: Professional Development for additional or related workshops.)
Target Audience(s)
Educators of students in grades K-12

Additional Information
Toni Heater
E-mail: njwet@dep.nj.gov
teachnjenv: Environmental Education "Projects" Homepage

Other WET Programs
WET Curriculum Correlations
Healthy Water, Healthy People
Project Wet WOW! Wonders of Wetlands
Water Festival
Water Festival Grants Guidelines
Conserve Water Guide
Conserve Water Workshop
National WET Information



Discover Water Logo

Teachers and students can now learn all about water-our most precious natural resource-through fun, interactive games and lessons at DiscoverWater.org. Young visitors can play games, read stories, watch videos, print coloring pages and commit to taking action to improve water resources, while educators and parents can use the site to teach engaging, science-based lessons around water.

Targeting learners aged eight to 12, DiscoverWater.org shows children how water affects them-and how they can affect water. The web experience also brings important water lessons to life in a way that makes learning fun and encourages today's children to be tomorrow's responsible stewards of water resources.

DiscoverWater.org combines kid-friendly illustrations and animation with engaging, science-based activities covering everything from the water cycle and oceans to water conservation and the role of water in the human body. Students can also collect "Take Action" items throughout the site and create their own personalized printable "Take Action Poster" to help them remember how they can conserve and protect water.

For educators, the website provides additional teacher-specific resources such as assessment methods and supporting activities. DiscoverWater.org is aligned with National Science Standards and has been field tested with educators and children.

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