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Project WET

A great tool for outdoor/environmental educators or classroom teachers.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program that focuses on water and people's relationship with it. Project WET teaches students how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

By giving students the skills they need to analyze environmental issues, Project WET is helping our youth become responsible 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.

In New Hampshire, Project WET provides formal K-12 and non-formal educators with water education training and materials to promote youth and community awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources.

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 constructs.

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

Project WET is available to all educators, formal and non-formal, through specially designed workshops. Workshop attendees participate in hands-on, minds-on activities both indoors and out. As a workshop participant you will receive:

  • Six hours of instruction.
  • Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide.
  • Supplemental water education materials and resources.
  • A certificate for professional development clock hours.

Workshops are conducted by trained facilitators throughout the year at various sites in New Hampshire. Interested schools, districts and other organizations can request a Project WET workshop to be presented on-site. New Hampshire Project WET charges a nominal fee of $50 per participant ($35 for students). Other special rates and formats may be available so please contact your Project WET coordinator to learn more or to set up a workshop for your organization.

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.