Project WET is an interdisciplinary water education program intended to supplement a school's existing curriculum. Using water as a theme, Project WET provides hands-on activities to enhance the teaching of science, math, social studies, language arts, and many other required subjects.
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The goal of Project WET is to promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids. By using Project WET services and resource materials, educators and their students will gain the knowledge, skill, and commitment needed to make informed decisions about water resource uses and conservation.
Project WET is primarily designed for classroom teachers of grades K-12, but natural resource professionals, youth leaders, nature center instructors, and other educators who work with students in these age groups will also find Project WET particularly useful. The heart of Project WET is the 500 page Curriculum and Activity Guide which contains more than 90 hands-on water activities and includes instructions, background materials, and cross-references for each activity. Project WET also offers a guide to hands-on wetland education entitled WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands.
Additional water education resources cover water history, ground water flow models, children's stories, and more.
Project WET materials are distributed through minimum 6-hour workshops. There is a $10 per person fee for the workshop.
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Project WET is co-sponsored in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Water Resources Board
To learn more about Project WET in Oklahoma, contact Karla Beatty at the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, 405-521-6788, or e-mail her at Karla.Beatty@conservation.ok.gov.