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Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)

What is Project WET?

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy to use and fun! Project WET activities are easily incorporated into a school's existing curricula. Project WET is intended for teachers and non-formal educators working with young people in grades K-12. The program focuses on peoples' relationship to water throughout their lives.

Students learn that water is a shared resource as well as a shared responsibility. Project WET is easily integrated into a schools existing curricula. It also meets the curricular needs of nature centers, museums, teacher trainings, pre-service classes, and community organizations.

The Goal of Project WET

The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aides, and through the establishment of internationally and state sponsored Project WET programs.

Discover the Hudson River

Project WET Discover the Hudson Booklet
Project WET Discover the Hudson River

Discover the Hudson River
is the latest addition to Project WET's Kids in Discovery series (KIDs). Through lively text, colors, games, maps and activities, the booklet provides information about the Hudson's watershed, the variety of wildlife the river supports, and the many ways people influence and are influenced by the river.

Discover the Hudson River is available from Project WET's online store for $1.25 per copy. To access Project WET's store visit the links on the right-hand side of this page. A preview of 5 pages of this 16-page booklet is available by following the links below.

Teachers who would like a free copy of Discover the Hudson River may request one directly from DEC's Bureau of Environmental Education by e-mail or by calling 518-402-8043.

Preview the front cover (pdf 146 kb)
Preview pages 2 & 3 (pdf 404 kb)
Preview pages 14 & 15 (pdf 430 kb)

For more information on teaching about the Hudson River visit the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program and download lesson plans for use in your classroom.

More about Project WET (Water Education for Teachers):

  • How to Get WET - How to get the WET Activity Guide.
  • WET Activity Guide - Description of what is in the WET Curriculum and Activity Guide.
  • History of WET - A little about Project WET.
  • Project WET Resource List - Annotated list of printed and online resources that will supplement lesson plans and provide teachers with suggestions for finding water-based educational materials.
  • Where Did You Go on Your Incredible Journey? - Students who participated in Project WET's Incredible Journey game, where students become water molecules and travel in the water cycle, wrote stories about where they ventured to as water molecules.