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Utah State University

Water Quality Extension

Presents:

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U.S.A.

Introduction and Overview

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“We believe in the power of education and we believe

that it should start out at an early age . . . when taught

early, children can understand the importance of water and can bring that knowledge to those surrounding them.”

Youth Vision Statement

Second World Water Forum

The Hague

March 17-22, 2000

project wet
Project WET

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)

is an international, interdisciplinary,

water education program for formal and nonformal educators of students ages 5 to 18

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The Mission of Project WET

is to reach Children,

Parents, Educators and Communities

of the World with Water Education

worldwide programs
Worldwide Programs:
  • Project WET USA
  • Project WET Canada
  • Project WET Mexico
  • Project WET Philippines
  • Project WET US Peace Corps

Over 50 additional countries around the world have expressed interest in partnering with Project WET.

project wet materials and training
Project WET Materials and Training

Assist learners of all ages to develop…

  • Awareness, knowledge, skills & commitment

That result in…

  • Informed decisions
  • Responsible behavior
  • Constructive actions

Through…

  • Hands-on, self contained and easy to use water education resources
project wet is grounded in the following beliefs
Project WET is grounded in the following beliefs:
  • Water moves through living and nonliving systems and binds them together in a complex web of life.
  • Water is important for all water users.
  • Sustainable water management is crucial for social and economic stability and a healthy environment.
  • Awareness of and respect for water resources can encourage a personal, lifelong commitment of responsibility and positive community participation.
interdisciplinary and supplemental
Interdisciplinary and Supplemental

Art

Health/PE

Social Studies

Math

Science

Language Arts

Music

educational stages
Educational Stages

SOLUTIONS

TO WATER

RESOURCE PROBLEMS

PARTICIPATION

(acquire

experience and

take action)

SKILL

(identify problems)

ATTITUDE

(values &

feelings)

KNOWLEDGE

(understanding)

AWARENESS

(appreciation)

project wet teaches how to think not what to think
Project WET teaches HOW to think not WHAT to think

Present Facts ∙ Maintain Objectivity ∙ Provide Guidance

Evaluate Choices

Make Informed Decisions

who uses project wet
Who uses Project WET?

Museum, nature and

science center instructors

Classroom teachers,

public/private schools

Resource agency

educators

Youth Organization

Leaders

Preschool and

daycare teachers

University

Professors

Local, state and

National park rangers

and interpreters

what do state project wet programs offer to educators
What do state Project WET programs offer to educators?
  • Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide training workshops
  • Advanced workshops that focus on ground water, water conservation, wetlands, water quality, human health, and other water topics
  • Annual Make a Splash with Project WET National Day of Water Education Festivals
  • College credit workshops
the project wet usa program is
The Project WET USA Program is:

I. The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide

II. A Training Network

III. Support Services

i the curriculum
I.The Curriculum

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is the core educators guide.

It is supplemented by additional programs and publications developed by Project WET.

the project wet curriculum and activity guide is
TheProject WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is:
  • 91 activities developed by over 350 teachers, resource managers, and scientists and tested by 600 teachers and 35,000 students
  • Interactive
  • Non-biased
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Available only to participants who complete a minimum of six-hours of training
organization of the project wet curriculum and activity guide
Organization of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide
  • Teaching Strategies.
  • Water has unique physical and chemical characteristics.
  • Water is essential for all life to exist.
  • Water connects all Earth systems.
  • Water is a natural resource.
  • Water resources are managed.
  • Water resources exist within social constructs.
  • Water resources exist within cultural constructs.
consisting of
Consisting of…
  • 69 Coordinators and Co-Coordinators from 50 US States and Territories
  • 3000 Facilitators
coordinators work for
Coordinators work for…
  • Fish and Game Agencies
  • Universities
  • Parks and Nature Centers
  • State Departments of Education
  • NGOs
facilitators are
Facilitators are…
  • Teachers
  • Volunteers
  • Parents
  • Park and Nature Center Employees
  • Water Resource Professionals
  • People with a commitment to water education
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US Coordinators and International Project WET Program Directors are connected through the International Office, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Annual Conference brings together Coordinators and Directors to share ideas and strategies
  • Advanced Coordinator training opportunities are offered yearly to build skills in specific areas (e.g., water quality testing, issues analysis, water conservation)
  • State Coordinators publish articles in the annual Project WET USA magazine
iii support services
III. Support Services

All Project WET states, provinces, and countries have access to other publications and Project WET programs.

projectwet org
projectwet.org
  • Background Materials
  • Teacher Resources
  • Sample Materials
  • Secure Online Ordering of Books and Materials
  • Nationwide Contact Information
  • Water Festival Support
  • Links
for more information contact
For more information contact:
  • Susan Anderson - Coordinator

Utah State University Water Quality Extension

Dept. of Aquatics, Watershed and Earth Resources

5210 Old Main Hill

Logan, Utah 84322-5210

(435) 797-2580

[email protected]

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U.S.A.

Coordinators Network

NORTH AMERICA

is supported in part by:

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