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Michigan Project WET

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Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an international, interdisciplinary, water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students.

NEWS FLASH  The new Project WET Guide has been published.  All workshops from now on will be on the Project WET 2.0 Guide.

The Program

Since the inception of Project WET in 1984, the program has attracted global interest. The goal of the Project WET program is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids and the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs.

The program is grounded in well-defined beliefs that are reflected in the curriculum and in training opportunities for the network:

  • Water is important for all water users (e.g., energy producers, farmers and ranchers, fish and wildlife, manufacturers, recreationists, rural and urban dwellers).
  • Wise water management is crucial for providing tomorrow's children social and economic stability in a healthy environment.
  • Awareness of, and respect for water resources, can encourage a personal, lifelong commitment of responsibility and positive community participation.

The program is designed for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students:

  • classroom teachers in public and private schools
  • pre-service professors
  • resource agency educators
  • preschool and daycare teachers
  • youth organization leaders (4-H, Scouts, and Campfire)
  • local, state, and national park rangers/interpreters
  • museum, nature, and science center instructors
  • home-educators
  • corporate community educators
  • zoo educational staff

Project WET activities include facilitator training (12 hours), educator training (6 hours), and water festivals

Project WET Michigan Correlations

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3

Through support from a EETAP3 Grant, Project WET activities were aligned with the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and High School Science.  Click on the links above for the document.  Contact Michigan Project WET (see below)  if you are interested in hard copy or a CD of the Project WET Michigan Correlations.

Michigan Project Wet Coordinator

Michigan Project WET is coordinated by Dr. Janet Vail at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University.

Michigan Project Wet Contact Information

Michigan Project WET
Grand Valley State University - AWRI
740 W. Shoreline Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49441

Phone: 616-331-3048
Fax: 616-331-3864
E-mail: vailj@gvsu.edu

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Page last modified February 18, 2014