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Vermont Project WET, Water Education for Teachers, is an interdisciplinary water education program for kindergarten through twelfth graders designed to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of Vermont's water resources.

Project WET focuses on people's relationship to water throughout their lives. Students learn that water is not only a shared resource but a shared responsibility. Many activities include action steps to move students beyond the classroom to involve their families, friends and community in their learning process.


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How to Get Trained in WET

Project WET is available to formal and informal educators only through workshops conducted by Vermont's Project WET coordinator and trained facilitators. WET workshops are offered throughout Vermont during the year. Interested schools, districts, and other organizations can request an on-site Project WET workshop with a minimum of 10 participants. The cost per person for the workshop and Activity Guide is $25.00. If you are interested in attending a workshop, contact: Amy Picotte


The Project WET Guide and Other Program Publications

The prize of Project WET is the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, a 500+ page collection of more than 90 fun, innovative, water-related educational activities designed to supplement an educator's existing curriculum. Project WET materials were developed and field-tested by over 600 educators and resource managers working with more than 34,000 students nationwide. The materials are hands-on, fun to do, easy to use, and meet the needs of many different teaching and learning styles.

The guide is only available through Project WET workshops. People's relationships to water are a major theme of the activity guide which also addresses:

  • Water's chemical and physical properties
  • Aquatic habitats and systems
  • Quantity and quality issues
  • Water management strategies
  • Water's social and cultural constructs

The guide is organized in a manner that makes it as user-friendly as possible. It features:
  • Background information for each activity
  • Comprehensive planning and cross-reference charts
  • "Charting the Course" section that links activities together
  • Activity icons for quick connections to water concepts

 

Project Wet activities

For additional Project WET publications click here.

 

Other Environmental Educational Links

Vermont Watershed Questions

How’s my lake doing, and what fish live there? Check out the Vermont Lake Score Card

http://www.vtwaterquality.org/lakes.htm

Find Vermont deer habit, drilled wells, landfills, etc. at the VT ANR Natural Resources Atlas

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/maps.htm

Learn about water quality monitoring from the Vermont Lay Monitoring Program

http://www.vtwaterquality.org/lakes/htm/lp_lmp.htm

Read or write about Vermont rivers, lakes, and wetlands in “Out of the Blue,” an ANR newsletter

http://www.vtwaterquality.org/cfm/oob/oob_select.cfm

www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov

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