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.

The Program

Since the inception of Project WET in 1984, the program has attracted global interest. The goal of the Project WET 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.

Project WET 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 Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which was published in 2011, is the key to Project WET's water education.  The Guide is designed for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students and it can only be obtained by attending a workshop..

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

Project WET Correlations

Correlations of Project WET activities with the Next Generation Science Standards and other standards are available in the Project WET Portal website.  Access to the portal requires a log-in using the code from your Project WET 2.0 guide.  They are also found at https://www.projectwet.org/what-we-do/publications/standards.  For more information or assistance, contact Janet Vail at vailj@gvsu.edu or 616-331-3048.

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 12, 2019