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Project WET

Project WET is a water science and conservation education program. The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready lessons. The activity guide contains 91 fun, hands-on and easy-to-use activities that focus on the following themes:

  1. Water has unique physical and chemical characteristics;
  2. Water is essential for all life to exist;
  3. Water connects all Earth systems;
  4. Water is a natural resource;
  5. Water resources are managed;
  6. Water resources exist within social contexts; and
  7. Water resources exist within cultural contexts.
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Grade Level: K-12

Cost of Workshop: Please refer to the 2011 Workshop Rates [39 KB - PDF] for more information.

Length of Workshop: 6 hours

Cost of Publication Only:    This publication is only available through a workshop or through the staff workshop in the Science in Action program

Sponsored in Canada by: Canadian Water Resources Association and Environment Canada

Ministry of Education recommended

The activities contained in the guide incorporate a variety of formats such as large and small group learning, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and involvement in community service projects.   Project WET activities promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills and are easily integrated into subjects including chemistry, physics, language arts, life science, earth systems, natural resources, history, math, social studies, fine arts and culture. It is about many water related topics including atmospheric, surface and ground water, chemistry, water history, watersheds, wetlands, aquatic wildlife, water quality, water use, water management, water economics, water rights, water conservation and water stewardship.

The Project WET workshop provides educators an opportunity to receive the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, try a variety of activities in the Project WET Activity Guide first hand, and learn about water as a vital shared resource. The goal of each workshop is to enable participants to use the manual to foster awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources to their learners through a wide variety of creative teaching strategies.  Educators who participate in a Project WET workshop also receive the Project WET Canadian Supplement, and additional current resource materials, as available.

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