History of WET
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program for educators and youth in grades K-12. It is administered by the Watercourse on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Montana. Modeled after Project WILD, the original WET program was established in 1984 by the North Dakota State Water Commission. In 1989, with funding from the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Project WET director duplicated the original North Dakota program in Montana, Idaho, and later Arizona.
The success of this multi-state pilot initiative led to a national Project WET program. In 1990, the Council for Environmental Education, became an official Project WET cosponsor, in partnership with The Watercourse.
New York Project WET
The New York program is sponsored by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Bureau of Environmental Education. The first New York Project WET workshop was held in 1996. Ever since, Project WET has continued to grow through its networks of trained facilitators and WET trained educators.