About Project WET
The Project WET Foundation (PWF) is an international not-for-profit water resources education program. Project WET’s goal is to provide scientifically accurate and educationally sound water resources education materials, training courses and networking services to citizens, organizations, governments and corporations. PWF partners with organizations that share its mission, goal and the following core beliefs:
- Water is important to all water users.
- Water management is crucial for providing 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 Host Institution in Kentucky is the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) within the Department for Environmental Protection. KDOW’s mission is to manage, protect and enhance the quality of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.
How does Project WET work?
Project WET is a curriculum of activities developed, field tested, and reviewed by educators and resource managers working with thousands of students and adults nationwide. Project WET activities are designed for use by both formal and non-formal educators, with many of the activities already aligned to current national education standards.
KDOW maintains an instruction and delivery network for the project offering:
- Educator workshops. These workshops offer training and certification in using the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, as well as additional online water education resources through the PWF national office.
- Facilitator workshops. These workshops train trainers to teach educator workshops, providing a link between the Project WET organization and water education efforts across the Commonwealth.
- Sampler Workshops. Not sure if you want to become certified in Project WET? Contact KDOW to arrange for a sampler presentation. Sample books are half the cost of the full Project WET Activity Guide 2.0, and you will be able to use any of the sampler activities from the book after this course. After trying the activities in your education program, we encourage you to take a full workshop to gain access to the complete portfolio of Project WET activities and online resources.
- National and international programs. The PWF national office is involved in numerous water literacy efforts around the world. Check out their programs and join in the effort to educate the world about water.
If you are personally interested in using Project WET activities in your classroom or any non-formal setting, you must become certified in the project by attending a Project WET workshop. Click on the link for Project WET educators
to learn more about becoming a certified educator or see the list of upcoming workshops below.
The Project WET program is sponsored in Kentucky by the Division of Water, Watershed Management Branch through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Grant C9994861) under provisions of Section 319 (h) of the Federal Clean Water Act of 1987, as amended.