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Michigan Project WET
Project WET (Water Education Today) is an international, interdisciplinary, water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students.
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 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/standards. For more information or assistance, contact Janet Vail at email@example.com or (616) 331-3048.
Michigan Project Wet Coordinators
Michigan Project WET is co-coordinated by Dr. Janet Vail and Amanda Syers at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University.