Project WET and Healthy Water Healthy People

Teaching people to understand and value water, promoting water conservation and protection for all.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members with water education. Since its creation in 1984, Project WET has achieved its worldwide mission of water education by:

  • Publishing water resource materials in several languages
  • Providing training workshops on divers water topics
  • Organizing community water events
  • Building a worldwide network of resource professionals

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is a collection of water-related activities that are hands-on, easy to use, and fun!  More than 60 activities incorporate large and small group learning, whole-body activities, laboratory investigations and a variety of other formats.  Supplementary resources are available to complement and enrich many of the activities.

History

In late 1994, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources introduced Project WET in Ohio.  The Ohio Water Education Program, a collaboration of state agencies and Associations, helped organize and facilitate Project WET.  Today, Project WET – Ohio is managed by the Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education.

Workshop Resources

Workshop Proposal Form

Use the above form to propose a 6 hour educator workshop in your local area. This form is intended for use by trained facilitators. Submit this form 4-6 weeks before your workshop to make sure your curriculum guides arrive in time for your workshop.


Participant Feedback Form

Use this form to hand-out at your local workshop for participants to give you and the state coordinator feedback


Leader Report Form

Use this form to provide completed workshop details to the  state coordinator. This form should be completed and submitted 1 to 2 weeks after your local workshop.

 

Other Resources

Project WET Correlations to Ohio's New Learning Standards

Project WET New Learning Standards Description

Project WET National Website

Project WILD

Project Learning Tree  

Project WET Award Nomination

Healthy Water, Healthy People (HWHP) is the secondary curriculum to Project WET. HWHP is intended for middle and high school type audiences, but can be adapted for other audiences and grade levels.

Healthy Water, Healthy People Activity Resources

These resources are necessary to complete specific activities:

Level 1 Qualified Data Collection (QDC) and Healthy Water, Healthy People (HWHP)

Level 1 QDC was designed with educators in mind and may be appropriate for Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Park Districts, Health Departments, or anyone with an interest in Ohio water quality. The purpose of Level 1 is primarily to promote public awareness and education about surface waters of the state. The Office of Environmental Education uses the HWHP Curriculum during the instruction of the Level 1 QDC Training. Level 1 covers Chemical, Habitat and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring during a day-long training. Ohio EPA uses HWHP as a curriculum resource to teach Level 1 QDC.

    Field Resources

    Other Resources

    Healthy Water, Healthy People Correlations to Ohio's New Learning Standards

    Healthy Water, Healthy People New Learning Standards Description

    Project WET Award Nomination

    Upcoming Workshops

    Aug. 26, 9 AM – 3:30 PM
    Project Wet
    McElroy Environmental Education Center
    Johnny Appleseed Park District
    2355 Ada Road
    Lima, OH 45801
    Contact Beth Theisen at (419) 223-1025 or email BTheisen@jampd.com for cost and registration information.

    Nov. 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
    Project Wet
    Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
    28728 Wolf Rd
    Bay Village, OH 44140
    Fee: $25 includes instruction, materials and Project WET 2.0 K-12 Curriculum Guide.
    Early Bird Special – First 15 registrations will be $15.
    Register online at www.cuyahogaswcd.org. Contact Jacki Zevenbergen at (216) 524-6580 ext. 1006 or email jzevenbergen@cuyahogaswcd.org for more information.

     

    Nov. 7, 4 PM – 7 PM
    Project Wet
    Beachwood Community Center
    25325 Fairmount Boulevard
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    Fee: $25 includes instruction, materials and Project WET 2.0 K-12 Curriculum Guide.
    Early Bird Special – First 15 registrations will be $15.
    Register online at www.cuyahogaswcd.org. Contact Jacki Zevenbergen at (216) 524-6580 ext. 1006 or email jzevenbergen@cuyahogaswcd.org for more information.

    Nov. 8, 4 PM – 7 PM
    Project Wet
    Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
    28728 Wolf Rd
    Bay Village, OH 44140
    Fee: $25 includes instruction, materials and Project WET 2.0 K-12 Curriculum Guide.
    Early Bird Special – First 15 registrations will be $15.
    Register online at www.cuyahogaswcd.org. Contact Jacki Zevenbergen at (216) 524-6580 ext. 1006 or email jzevenbergen@cuyahogaswcd.org for more information.


    For more information contact Dennis Clement, Ohio Project WET State Coordinator at (614) 644-2048 or email dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov.

    Project WET Award Nomination

    Workshop Proposal Form
    Use the above form to propose a 6 hour educator workshop in your local area. This form is intended for use by trained facilitators. Submit this form 4-6 weeks before your workshop to make sure your curriculum guides arrive in time for your workshop.


    Participant Feedback Form

    Use this form to hand-out at your local workshop for participants to give you and the state coordinator feedback


    Leader Report Form

    Use this form to provide completed workshop details to the  state coordinator. This form should be completed and submitted 1 to 2 weeks after your local workshop.

    Educator Workshop Certificate

    Project WET Award Nomination

    Ohio Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
    This video is an introduction to the Ohio Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Program, which is an award-winning national curriculum facilitated in Ohio by the Office of Environmental Education at Ohio EPA.

    Contact

    Clement, Dennis
    (614) 644-2048