NC Division of Water Resources Educational Programs

Division of Water Resources Educational Programs

The NC Division of Water Resources promotes and facilitates Water Education Programs throughout the state.  Are you looking to enhance your understanding of North Carolina's Water Resources?  Would you like to learn more about North Carolina's efforts to protect water?  Whether it's trainings or educational resources, DWR's Water Education programs are commited to providing rich educational experiences for anyone intersted in learning more.

Contact: Lauren Daniel, North Carolina Project WET Coordinator
919-707-9009
Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov

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  • Project WET
  • NC Stream Watch
  • It's Our Water Online Module

Upcoming Project WET Workshops:

 

Water Education Programs

Project WET

Project WET

Project WET

This program offers engaging activities for educators to use in their classrooms and outdoors.  Activities are aligned with North Carolina's science/ELA/social studies/math curriculums.  Workshops are fun, collaborative, and showcase various resources available through NC Division of Water Resources.  The curriculum is formatted through the following water literacy principles:

  1. Water Has Unique Physical and Chemical Characteristics
  2. Water is Essential for All Life To Exist
  3. Water Connects all Earth Systems
  4. Water is a Natural Resource
  5. Water Resources are Managed
  6. Water Resources Exist within Social Constructs
  7. Water Resources Exist Within Cultural Constructs
NC Stream Watch

NC Stream Watch

NC Stream Watch

NC Stream Watch groups are asked to conduct two visual monitoring and litter cleanup sessions per year.  They also are encouraged to become the local experts on their streams' dimensions, history and wildlife, and act on behalf of the streams' best interests.  This program is designed to connect community members and students with their local stream while learning about stream health.  See more information on the NC Stream Watch  program.

It's Our Water Online

It's Our Water Online

It's Our Water

This program is available through an online module, self-guided by the student. This course is offered for free upon request.   Upon homework completion, It's Our Water qualifies for 10 hours of EE Criteria I credit or paperwork to submit to your school district.  It's Our Water is a complete water quality curriculum for North Carolina 8th grade science and high school Earth/Environmental Science Classes centered around field activities in a local stream.  These activities are coordinated with a series of videos, demonstrations and classroom activities covering everything from the hydrologic cycle to point and non-point source pollution.  The course is ideal for an 8th grade science teacher as well as an Earth/Environmental high school science teacher. For more information, and to enroll in the course, email lauren.daniel@ncdenr.gov.  Please note: upon completion, students will NOT receive a Project WET guide.  You must attend a Project WET workshop to receive a Project WET 2.0 guide.