About Project WET

Exploring a Pond

Sustainable water management is crucial to secure social and economic stability, as well as a healthy environment – achievable only as a result of cooperation and a commitment to education.  -The Project WET Foundation, www.projectwet.org


Project WET's Core Beliefs

Water connects us all.  Water moves through living and nonliving systems and binds them together in a complex web of life.

Water is for all water users. Water of sufficient quality and quantity is vital for all water users (energy producers, farmers and ranchers, fish and wildlife, manufacturers, recreationists, rural and urban dwellers).

Water must be managed sustainably. Water resources management and education are crucial for providing tomorrow’s children with social and economic stability in a healthy and sustainable environment.

Water depends on personal responsibility and action. Awareness of and respect for water resources can encourage a personal, lifelong commitment of responsibility and positive community participation.

Project WET Methodology


Water Education that Works

The Project WET Foundation was formed in 1984 and has since developed some of the world's most extensive water education resources. These resources include activity guides filled with hands-on, investigative, easy-to-use activities that educate students while developing their teamwork, decision-making, and problem solving skills. Activities are engaging, effective, and adaptable, which means that anyone interested in water issues--formal and non-formal educators, natural resource professionals, parents--can easily integrate them into their education routine. Project WET materials are appropriate for all ages from kindergarten to highschool and can be used in any classroom because they are correlated to national and state academic standards for science, social studies, language arts, literacy, and technical subjects.

Visit www.projectwet.org to learn about water issues and find more information on Project WET education resources. 

Project WET K-12 Curriculum