California Project WET
Water Education for Teachers

A project of the Water Education Foundation

Funded by grants from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, and the U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Programs.


Special thanks to the California Department of Water Resources
for supporting the Project WET program.

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Project WET Trainings & Workshops

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PROJECT WET GOALS

The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote:

  • awareness
  • appreciation
  • knowledge
  • stewardship

of water resources through the development and dissemination if classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs.

MISSION STATEMENT

Project WET believes that informed people are more likely to participate in the decision making process and to make a difference through their actions. Project WET invites educators, resource managers, community leaders and concerned citizens to join Project WET in educating young people about one of the most precious resources on the planet - water.

WET SPONSORS

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a project of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial, non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and implement education programs leading to a broader understanding of water issues and to resolution of water problems.

California Project WET is also sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and the U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Program.

PROJECT WET GUIDE

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide was designed:

  • to create a guide that represents the thoughts, needs, and concerns of a vast cross section of grassroots educators and resource managers and is relevant and meaningful to young people.
  • to accommodate diverse learning styles with activities that are not only practical but also thought-provoking and engaging.
  • to address water from the widest possible angle with Project WET modules and existing regional water education programs bringing local issues into sharper focus.
  • to provide educators with a large selection of creative teaching strategies.
  • to promote the tenet of "water for all water users."
  • to generate enthusiasm for further, more in-depth, study of topics introduced through the activities.

INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH

Project WET activities are designed to satisfy the goals of educational programs by complementing existing curricula rather than displacing or adding more concepts. Project WET activities provide many opportunities to address curriculum objectives and educational standards. These interdisciplinary activities designed for students in grades K-12 are perfect for use in formal and non-formal education settings.

PROJECT WET FACILITATORíS TRAININGS

May 28-30, 2008
Event: Integrating Environmental Education into Teacher Education Programs
Location: Stanford Alpine Chalet & UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Tahoe
Sponsored By: EETAP; Water Education Foundation, CAL FIRE & CA. Dept. of Fish & Game
Contact: Brian Brown at: (916) 444-6240 -OR- projectwet@watereducaton.org

PROJECT WET FACILITATORíS SPECIAL EVENTS

July 15-19, 2008
Event: "From the Sierra to the Sea"- a journey through the San Joaquin River Watershed for Educators
Location: Scout Island Education Center, Fresno
Sponsored By: San Joaquin River Watershed Institute
Contact: Steve Starcher at: (559) 289-8874 -OR- http://www.scoutisland.org/watershed/

September 6, 2008
Event: East Bay Regional Park Educatorís Academy featuring Project WET
Location: Tilden Regional Park
Sponsored By: East Bay Municipal Utilities District; Contra Costa Water District & East Bay Regional Parks
Contact: Meg Platt at: (510) 525-2233 -OR- mplatt@ebparks.org

PROJECT WET WORKSHOPS

April 26, 2008
Location: San Diego Wild Animal Park, Escondido
Sponsored By: Vallecitos Water District & San Diego Wild Animal Park
Contact: Cinnamon McIntosh at: (760) 744-0460 X 237 -OR- cmcintosh@vwd.org

May 17, 2008
Location: San Diego Wild Animal Park, Escondido
Sponsored By: Vallecitos Water District & San Diego Wild Animal Park
Contact: Cinnamon McIntosh at: (760) 744-0460 X 237 -OR- cmcintosh@vwd.org

May 22, 2008
Location: Glenn County Office of Education
Sponsored By: Glenn County Office of Education; Water Education Foundation
Contact: Brian Brown at: (916) 444-6240 -OR- projectwet@watereducation.org

June 27, 2008
Location: Santa Clara Valley Water District, Santa Clara
Sponsored By: Santa Clara Valley Water District
Contact: Kathy Machado at: (408) 265-2607 ext. 2331 -OR- kmachado@valleywater.org

WHO TO CONTACT

For more information about California Project WET contact:

Brian Brown
California Project WET
Water Education Foundation
717 K Street, Suite 317
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-6240

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