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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water
Project WET Educators

What is a Project WET Educator?

Project WET Educators are classroom teachers, extension agents, nature center guides, extension specialists, conservation officers, concerned citizens, YOU!

Project WET Educators are individuals willling to complete a 6-hour workshop or in-class unit on the Project WET Activity Guide 2.0.  During this training, Educators learn how to use the guide and are trained in multiple activities and online resources.  Educators can then use any activities from the guide to teach about water topics, in and out of the classroom. 
Educators trained in the original Project WET (white book) wishing to use the Activity Guide 2.0 must take a refresher course to obtain the new book.  The Activity Guide 2.0 includes new activities, old favorites and a code granting online access to a wealth of information on the Project WET Portal for educators. Project WET currently offers a condensed update by video through the Project WET Store online at Project WET Program 2.0 Online Refresher Course.
 
Become a Certified Project WET Educator
 
In Kentucky, there is more than one way to become certified to teach Project WET activities.  Anyone may attend a Project WET educator workshop, a minimum of six hours, to achieve certification.  Some colleges and universities also offer Project WET to pre-service and in-service teachers taking courses at their school.  To find a facilitator, workshop or course in your area please contact Brittany@kaee.org.
 
Project WET Online Resources for Educators
  • Project WET Portal. The Project WET Portal is a dynamic resource where you can meet, share, collaborate, learn, search, upload and download content, join groups and have discussions related to water education.  Student copy pages are available on the portal, as well as alignments to national education standards.
  • Discover Water. Teachers and students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to visit Project WET’s Discover Water website to access an interactive platform of water education topics.
  • Project WET Educator Guides and Kids in Discovery series (KIDs) Activity Booklets. Visit the Project WET Resources page for a list of specific water topics and educator resources.
Active Educators in Kentucky
 
Are you interested in having someone conduct Project WET activities at your event or for your organization?  There are numerous Project WET educators located throughout the Commonwealth.  Please contact the Kentucky coordinator at Brittany@kaee.org to arrange for a certified educator to conduct activities at your event.
 

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