Project WET is a multidisciplinary curriculum program geared for non-formal and preK-12 educators. Its goal is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through hands-on, investigative, easy-to-use activities.
Project WET workshop participants gain hands on experience in the use of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide for PreK-12th grade! A range of activities which link to the Utah State Core Curriculum for science, math, language arts, social studies, reading, art, and music will be demonstrated and participants will receive information and resources pertaining to Utah’s water. Additionally, learn about The Living Planet Aquarium and how you can incorporate both Project WET and the aquarium’s programs into your classroom.
Eligible for .5 USOE Credits, Cost : $25
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Utah Society for Environmental Education
466 East 500 South Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide
This 517-page guide contains 91 multidisciplinary water-related activities for students in grades K to 12. The Guide features cross-reference and planning charts, a glossary and background material on activity development and field testing.
The cornerstone of Project WET is its methodology of teaching about water resources through hands-on, investigative, easy-to-use activities.
Activities are organized based on the following conceptual framework:
- Water has unique physical and chemical characteristics.
- Water is essential for all life.
- 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.
Project WET activities are designed to complement existing curricula rather than displace or add additional concepts. Activities fulfill objectives and educational standards in the sciences, as well as other disciplines, from fine arts to health.
Because water is ubiquitous, water-related concepts can be found in almost any field of study. In addition, the Guide has been correlated with the educational standards of most states.
Activities within the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide are universal in their methods of teaching about water. More than 40 countries, in addition to the United States, are using the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide activities and over 80 countries have inquired about sponsoring Project WET programs.
The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is available to all teachers and community educators (i.e., youth leaders for scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H). They receive a minimum of six hours of training through workshops provided by USEE.
Connections to the Utah Core Curriculum