Project WET

Teaching students how to think, not what to think.

Project WET (Water Education Today) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program about water and people's relationship with it. In New Hampshire, Project WET provides formal K-12 and non-formal educators with water education training and materials to teach students of all ages.

By working with students to develop skills they need to analyze environmental issues, Project WET is helping our youth become citizens, capable of tackling the water issues we face today and in the future.

Project WET activities are reaching students in 75 countries around the world.

Curriculum and Activity Guide

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is correlated to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core, and Ocean and Climate Literacy Standards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The heart of Project WET is the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, which is National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) recommended. The guide has 64 engaging and easy-to-use activities designed to supplement an educator's existing curriculum. Project WET materials were developed and field-tested by over 600 educators and resource managers working with more than 34,000 students nationwide. The materials are hands-on, fun to do, easy to use, and meet the needs of many different teaching and learning styles and teaching standards. Major themes in the book include:

  • Water's chemical and physical properties.
  • Aquatic habitats and systems.
  • Quantity and quality issues.                                       
  • Water management strategies.
  • Water's social and cultural connections.

The guide is available through Project WET workshops, which also provide a wealth of additional New Hampshire and topic-specific resources.

Project WET also offers additional training and guides for early childhood and climate, water and resilience.

If you would like to attend a workshop or set up a workshop for your organization, contact the New Hampshire Project WET coordinator.

Early Childhood Curriculum

Getting Little Feet Wet provides 11 hands-on and interactive activities for students age 3-6.

Interactive Learning for Ages 7-12

Free online lessons for students ages 7-12 to explore water in the environment and how we use it.