The Florida Department of Environmental Protection ? together
with Florida?s Water Management Districts ? supports the professional
development of teachers and non-formal educators through the nationally
recognized Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) program. The
Office of Environmental Education conducts regularly scheduled workshops
in the Panhandle region and supports area specific requests on a
What is Project WET?
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an exciting interdisciplinary
water education program for Florida's teachers and other educators
working with young people in grades K?12. The program can be integrated
into the existing curricula of a school, museum, university pre-service
class or community organization.
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 aids,
and through the establishment of internationally and state-sponsored
Project WET programs.
The Project WET curriculum integrates Florida's Sunshine State
Standards. Project WET activities promote critical thinking and
problem-solving skills and are easily integrated into subjects
- Life science, earth systems and natural resources.
- Social studies.
- Language arts, fine arts and culture.
The original WET program was developed in 1984 by the North Dakota
State Water Commission. National Project WET is located on the campus
of Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Materials generated
from the national office are distributed through more than 40 state
Project WET programs. In Florida, Project WET is sponsored by the
St. Johns River, Suwannee River, Southwest Florida and South Florida
water management districts and the Florida Department of Environmental
The Project WET guide provides more than 90 hands-on water activities.
The guide features:
- Comprehensive cross-reference and planning charts.
- Background information for each activity.
- "Charting the Course" activity links to other activities.
- Activity icons for quick connections to water concepts.
When you attend a Project WET workshop, you will participate
in hands-on, minds-on activities, both indoors and out. You will
also receive the Project WET Activity and Curriculum Guide, along
with other valuable resource materials. Workshops are six hours
Scheduling a Workshop for Your Area
Use the contact information below
for details. Workshop requirements are:
- Minimum of 10 educators (not all have to be
classroom teachers) to a maximum of 30.
- Proposed workshop dates (workshops consist of a minimum
of six contact hours of training).
- Potential locations for workshops.
- Participants do not have to be from the same area, school,
grade level or disciplines.
||Workshop Organizer/Host, Facilitator
August 1, 2009
November 14, 2009
For more information, contact Misty Alderman 850-245-2906
WET: Meeting The Needs of Florida?s Teachers
Misty Alderman -
Phone: (850) 245-2906
Links to Project WET in other parts of Florida