Project WET

Photo by Mitchell Pruitt

AEEA serves as the host institution for Project WET in Arkansas. Through a network of trained facilitators around the state, we offer professional development workshops to formal and nonformal educators. Workshops model hands-on activities found in the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 for grades K-12 or Getting Little Feet Wet for early childhood learners. The curriculum is aligned with national science frameworks and incorporates hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons.

Elmwood students collecting measurements on Prairie Creek at Lake Atalanta Park to calculate stream discharge as part of a 2019 grant recipient project. (Photo Credit: Jason Ivester, Communications Multimedia Specialist, Rogers Public Schools)

Elmwood students prepare to take a secchi reading on Lake Atalanta. (Photo Credit: Jason Ivester, Communications Multimedia Specialist, Rogers Public Schools)

Project WET Workshops Are For All Educators

Project WET workshops provide 6-hours of Arkansas Department of Education approved professional development hours for classroom teachers. Activities in the Project WET curriculum guides can be used by

  • Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educators
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Nature Center, Parks, and Zoo Staff
  • State Organization Education & Outreach Staff
  • After School Program Leaders & Educators
  • Parents and Grandparents
  • Homeschool Teachers
  • Education and Environment-based College Majors

For more information about current workshops see our Professional Development or Community Calendar. To request a workshop near you, please contact Sophia Stephenson. If known, please include the following information: your group or organization, location, anticipated number of attendees, and target audience.

Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation has been dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with action-oriented education that enables every child to understand and value water. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and in 80 countries worldwide.

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