Project WET (WATER EDUCATION TODAY) is dedicated to reaching students, parents, teachers (formal and non-formal) 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 diverse water topics
- Organizing community water events
- Building a worldwide network of resource professionals
The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide (newest 2.0 version released in 2015) 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 (Healthy Water, Healthy People, Getting Little Feet WET, and Climate, Water and Resilience) are available to complement and enrich many of the activities.
In late 1994, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil and Water Conservation introduced Project WET in Ohio. The Ohio Water Education Program, a collaboration of state agencies and Associations (USGS, ODNR, and OSU), helped organize and facilitate Project WET. Today, Project WET – Ohio is facilitated/managed by the Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education with guidance by Water Management Association of Ohio, Ohio Department of Agriculture, OSU Water Resources Center and the Ohio EPA.