NC Division of Water Resources Education and Outreach

Division of Water Resources Educational Programs

Questions? Email: Lauren Daniel, Division of Water Resources Education Outreach

Project WET

This program is available through workshops held statewide.  Scroll down for a list of upcoming 2019 Project WET workshops.  Each workshop offers an overview of the curriculum as well as several hands-on activities to familiarize educators with the guide. See more information about the Project WET program. 

What's in it for educators?

Each participant receives a well rounded k-12 curriculum guide covering seven essential Principles of Water Science:

  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

Other Water Education Programs:

Stream Watch

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.  Once you learn to understand what it is your stream is trying to tell you, you will be able to translate its concerns to others. See more information on the Stream Watch program.

It's Our Water

This program is available through an online module, self-guided by the student. The cost of the module is $45 and includes a packet of educational goodies upon completing the homework.  The course will qualify 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. See more information about the It's Our Water program.

How can you get WET?

Contact: Lauren Daniel, North Carolina Project WET Coordinator

If you are interested in an out-of-doors opportunity for your students to get involved in a stewardship role, to implement what they have learned from the Project WET activities, you may be interested in adopting a stream, river, lake, or estuary near your school through the Stream Watch Program.

For more information visit the Stream Watch page.

More Upcoming Project WET workshops: