Georgia Project WET

Georgia Project WET The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

Project WET is water education curricula, training, and networking. WET achieves its mission of worldwide water education by:
* publishing water resource materials in several languages.
* providing training workshops on diverse water topics (i.e., watersheds, water quality, water conservation).
* organizing community water events, such as Make a Splash with Project WET water festivals and the Glob

Project WET is water education curricula, training, and networking. WET achieves its mission of worldwide water education by:
* publishing water resource materials in several languages.
* providing training workshops on diverse water topics (i.e., watersheds, water quality, water conservation).
* organizing community water events, such as Make a Splash with Project WET water festivals and the Glob

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Georgia River of Words is gearing up for another great year of watershed art and poetry! This FREE contest is open to K-...
11/15/2021

Georgia River of Words is gearing up for another great year of watershed art and poetry!

This FREE contest is open to K-12 students in the state and helps them explore and describe their watershed through art and poetry. The deadline to submit entries is February 1st. For contest guidelines and entry forms, visit https://projectwet.georgia.gov/ga-river-words

Artwork: "Peaceful Moment", by Grace, grade 8, ROW 2021

Georgia River of Words is gearing up for another great year of watershed art and poetry!

This FREE contest is open to K-12 students in the state and helps them explore and describe their watershed through art and poetry. The deadline to submit entries is February 1st. For contest guidelines and entry forms, visit https://projectwet.georgia.gov/ga-river-words

Artwork: "Peaceful Moment", by Grace, grade 8, ROW 2021

10/25/2021
gaome.wildapricot.org

Oceans hold about 96.5% of Earth's water. How do oceans influence you, and how do you influence oceans? Ocean literacy helps answer this question!

Join the Georgia Association of Marine Education to celebrate 30 years of ocean literacy! The upcoming 2021 hybrid conference, held on November 12-14th, will explore the components of the Ocean Literacy Framework and the local, regional, national, and international impacts.

For more information and to register, click on the link: https://gaome.wildapricot.org/Annual-Conference

Are you an educator looking for certification in water education? Virtual and in-person options for Project WET workshop...
10/14/2021

Are you an educator looking for certification in water education?

Virtual and in-person options for Project WET workshops are posted on the Georgia Project WET website. Follow the link to view our Workshop Calendar and to attend a training!

https://projectwet.georgia.gov/workshop-calendar

Are you an educator looking for certification in water education?

Virtual and in-person options for Project WET workshops are posted on the Georgia Project WET website. Follow the link to view our Workshop Calendar and to attend a training!

https://projectwet.georgia.gov/workshop-calendar

08/30/2021
Storm Drain Art Contest

Calling all Forsyth County high schoolers!

Forsyth County is kicking off its new 2021 Storm Drain Art Contest! You have the chance to make your mark on the community and use art to educate the public about watershed health. The contest is open to all Forsyth County high school students to submit their original art. 3 winners will receive $100 for their work, a certificate of recognition and the chance to paint their art on select storm drains later this year.

For contest rules and guidelines, please visit https://www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org/copy-of-storm-drain-marking

This week is World Water Week! What is abundant and rare at the same time? Water! While 71% of Earth's surface is covere...
08/25/2021

This week is World Water Week! What is abundant and rare at the same time? Water! While 71% of Earth's surface is covered in water, only 3% is freshwater, of which approximately 1% is available for our use. Demonstrate to your students how water is a precious resource with the Project WET Activity, Drop in the Bucket.

This week is World Water Week! What is abundant and rare at the same time? Water! While 71% of Earth's surface is covered in water, only 3% is freshwater, of which approximately 1% is available for our use. Demonstrate to your students how water is a precious resource with the Project WET Activity, Drop in the Bucket.

Today's River of Words Highlight is state winner, "Ocean of Water", by Kelsie, grade 12! Kelsie's painting is one of man...
08/17/2021

Today's River of Words Highlight is state winner, "Ocean of Water", by Kelsie, grade 12! Kelsie's painting is one of many wonderful entries from this year's contest. Click the link to view the complete 2021 Winner's Gallery! https://photos.google.com/u/2/share/AF1QipMgojl2uB1x0wt4oZ959cc_ed3Y1jqZ3B71kBtcRA632TvoytJ74Vz8tLuw3Y9g8g?key=SkNFWk9pdHVrU3hBeVpPeTJYN3FCVUE0Mk5FT2tB

Today's River of Words Highlight is state winner, "Ocean of Water", by Kelsie, grade 12! Kelsie's painting is one of many wonderful entries from this year's contest. Click the link to view the complete 2021 Winner's Gallery! https://photos.google.com/u/2/share/AF1QipMgojl2uB1x0wt4oZ959cc_ed3Y1jqZ3B71kBtcRA632TvoytJ74Vz8tLuw3Y9g8g?key=SkNFWk9pdHVrU3hBeVpPeTJYN3FCVUE0Mk5FT2tB

08/10/2021

August is National Water Quality Month! Water connects us all, and available clean water is vital for both human and environmental health. This month, we remind ourselves that we all contribute to water quality in our day-to-day activities. What actions are you taking part in to improve water quality in your area?

Congratulations to the 11 newly certified Project WET educators from Rockdale and Coweta counties! The workshop was held...
08/02/2021

Congratulations to the 11 newly certified Project WET educators from Rockdale and Coweta counties! The workshop was held at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology and highlighted STEAM connections within the Project WET curriculum. After receiving training in and practicing hands-on activities from the Urban Watershed and Project WET Curriculum Guides, these educators are now ready to integrate STEAM topics with water education in their classrooms!

Congratulations to the 2021 Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop educators!
06/30/2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop educators!

Learn how to incorporate water education and STEAM in your classroom!Join GA Project WET on Monday, July 26th, 2021, for...
06/23/2021

Learn how to incorporate water education and STEAM in your classroom!

Join GA Project WET on Monday, July 26th, 2021, for an in-person, engaging educator workshop! Participants will gain hands-on experience in the Project WET curriculum and receive classroom-ready activity materials and STEAM resources. This opportunity is open for all K-12, formal and non-formal educators.

For event details and to register, please visit the GA Project WET Workshop Calendar: https://projectwet.georgia.gov/workshop-calendar

Learn how to incorporate water education and STEAM in your classroom!

Join GA Project WET on Monday, July 26th, 2021, for an in-person, engaging educator workshop! Participants will gain hands-on experience in the Project WET curriculum and receive classroom-ready activity materials and STEAM resources. This opportunity is open for all K-12, formal and non-formal educators.

For event details and to register, please visit the GA Project WET Workshop Calendar: https://projectwet.georgia.gov/workshop-calendar

The Georgia River of Words team would like to highlight another 2021 winner! Today, the spotlight is on the state-winnin...
06/01/2021

The Georgia River of Words team would like to highlight another 2021 winner! Today, the spotlight is on the state-winning poem, “Creek Clean-up”, by Kenyatta, grade 6. This poem is one of many other winning entries posted to the 2021 Georgia ROW Winner's Gallery. Follow the link to view more excellent student poetry! https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLgoqp4SZ2FvEV5RA

The Georgia River of Words team would like to highlight another 2021 winner! Today, the spotlight is on the state-winning poem, “Creek Clean-up”, by Kenyatta, grade 6. This poem is one of many other winning entries posted to the 2021 Georgia ROW Winner's Gallery. Follow the link to view more excellent student poetry! https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLgoqp4SZ2FvEV5RA

Today's River of Words highlight is state winner "King of the River" by Aleena, grade 5! This piece is one of many winni...
05/17/2021

Today's River of Words highlight is state winner "King of the River" by Aleena, grade 5! This piece is one of many winning entries from this year's contest. View the complete 2021 Georgia ROW Winner's Gallery by clicking on the link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLgoqp4SZ2FvEV5RA

Today's River of Words highlight is state winner "King of the River" by Aleena, grade 5! This piece is one of many winning entries from this year's contest. View the complete 2021 Georgia ROW Winner's Gallery by clicking on the link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLgoqp4SZ2FvEV5RA

The winning Georgia art and poetry for the 2021 River of Words competition is officially up on our website! We had so ma...
04/27/2021

The winning Georgia art and poetry for the 2021 River of Words competition is officially up on our website! We had so many incredible submissions this year, and we are looking forward to celebrating our winners this weekend at our annual ROW awards ceremony at the Dekalb County Public Library (Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL)

Click here to view the 2021 winner’s gallery: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLgoqp4SZ2FvEV5RA

Happy Earth Day from Georgia Project WET!⁣⁣We are looking forward to hosting Georgia’s first Climate, Water, and Resilie...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day from Georgia Project WET!⁣

We are looking forward to hosting Georgia’s first Climate, Water, and Resilience Educator Workshop tonight, which will help formal and non-formal educators incorporate climate education into their classrooms and curriculums. Tonight’s virtual workshop is completely full, but if you are interested in attending a CWR workshop in the future, please reach out to our state coordinator, Monica Kilpatrick ([email protected]), for more information.⁣

Graphic: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/714262267/most-teachers-dont-teach-climate-change-4-in-5-parents-wish-they-did

Happy Earth Day from Georgia Project WET!⁣

We are looking forward to hosting Georgia’s first Climate, Water, and Resilience Educator Workshop tonight, which will help formal and non-formal educators incorporate climate education into their classrooms and curriculums. Tonight’s virtual workshop is completely full, but if you are interested in attending a CWR workshop in the future, please reach out to our state coordinator, Monica Kilpatrick ([email protected]), for more information.⁣

Graphic: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/714262267/most-teachers-dont-teach-climate-change-4-in-5-parents-wish-they-did

03/22/2021

Happy #WorldWaterDay! Tell us in the comments what water education means to YOU!

Each year, Georgia Project WET honors an organization that has shown exceptional environmental leadership in Water Educa...
03/19/2021

Each year, Georgia Project WET honors an organization that has shown exceptional environmental leadership in Water Education. This year, the Organization of the Year Award was given to Keep Forsyth County Beautiful in Cu***ng, Georgia!⁣

Since 1994, KFCB has worked to engage Forsyth County residents in beautification, litter reduction, water quality, and recycling efforts. In 2020, they were able to reach 4,276 students and 1,951 adults using a combination of Project WET, Aquatic Wild, Wonders of Wetlands, Healthy Water/Healthy People, and the Enviroscape model. No small feat in a year like 2020!⁣

Georgia Project WET is thrilled to present Keep Forsyth County Beautiful with the 2021 Organization of the Year Award!

Each year, Georgia Project WET honors educators who have shown exceptional environmental leadership in Water Education. ...
03/19/2021

Each year, Georgia Project WET honors educators who have shown exceptional environmental leadership in Water Education. This year, the Educator of the Year award was given to Katy King, a National Board-Certified Visual Arts Teacher at General Ray Davis Middle School!

Over the years, Katy has intertwined the arts and environmental science to raise awareness of native Georgia wildlife and environmental issues. Her students have participated in the River of Words art and poetry program for many years, and her leadership has resulted in 15 ROW state and national finalists since 2015!

Georgia Project WET is proud to name Katy King the 2021 Educator of the Year!

Calling all Georgia artists! Project WET is looking for art pieces to include in their first online fine art auction! Al...
03/09/2021

Calling all Georgia artists! Project WET is looking for art pieces to include in their first online fine art auction! All mediums of 2D and 3D original fine art with a WATER theme are accepted for consideration. Deadline to apply is April 6th. For more information and to apply, please visit www.projectwet.org/call-art

Calling all Georgia artists! Project WET is looking for art pieces to include in their first online fine art auction! All mediums of 2D and 3D original fine art with a WATER theme are accepted for consideration. Deadline to apply is April 6th. For more information and to apply, please visit www.projectwet.org/call-art

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Teacher Conservation Workshop! This four-day professional development event...
02/15/2021
Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop – Premier forestry, natural resources, and environmental education workshop for educators in Georgia

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Teacher Conservation Workshop! This four-day professional development event will feature activities led by a variety of environmental and education professionals and will focus on the environmental, economic, and social benefits of Georgia’s forestry and wildlife communities. Attendees will additionally receive certification in Projects Learning Tree, WET and WILD.

The TCW will take place June 14-17, 2021 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Registration is $50 per person, and includes all teaching materials, food, and lodging during the workshop. This event is limited to the first 20 registrants, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible!

More information: http://gatcw.org/

Lodging: https://georgiawildlife.com/charlie-elliott-wildlife-center

Home Registration for the 2021 Workshop Open February 15 - May 7, 2021 Event Dates: June 14-17, 2021 Find more information regarding registration by selecting the "Register Now" tab. ×Dismiss alert Educators Exploring Forestry and Wildlife The Annual Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop is the pre...

The 2021 River of Words Art and Poetry Contest is open! Entries are due February 1st. Be sure to visit our website to vi...
12/15/2020

The 2021 River of Words Art and Poetry Contest is open!
Entries are due February 1st. Be sure to visit our website to view submission guidelines and download an entry form!
https://projectwet.georgia.gov/ga-river-words

This year we will be accepting photos and scans of artwork in addition to original pieces due to the fact that many teachers are unable to physically meet with students at this time. Information on electronic submissions will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Artwork: “Tributary Tribute” by Yan, grade 11, ROW 2020

River of Words 2021 update! This year we will be accepting photos and scans of artwork in addition to original pieces du...
11/06/2020

River of Words 2021 update!

This year we will be accepting photos and scans of artwork in addition to original pieces due to the fact that many teachers are unable to physically meet with students at this time. New entry forms with the updated requirements will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Artwork: 2020 State Winner "The Depth of Warmth" by James, 2nd Grade

Join us this Saturday, October 17th, at the Georgia Council of Outdoor Learning’s virtual Outdoor Learning Symposium! Ge...
10/13/2020

Join us this Saturday, October 17th, at the Georgia Council of Outdoor Learning’s virtual Outdoor Learning Symposium! Georgia Project WET will be there to share information and resources relating to River of Words, a free, K-12 international environmental art and poetry contest. Participants will receive a free teacher’s packet with a guide, bookmarks, poster, and the 2020 Georgia ROW winner’s art & poetry journal. We hope to see you there!

Please register in advance: https://gaepd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdumoqzMuGtEWhuQ-MJM_NYfIXgSMtjjE

07/23/2020
Project WET

Are you Project WET certified? Online training is still available. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Project WET is entering a new era of environmental education and we want you to join us! Drawing on decades of experience in hands-on STEM and interdisciplinary activities, we are committed to meeting educators' needs for today and tomorrow. From expanded digital resources to screen-free learning opportunities, we're advancing water education to understand global challenges and inspire local solutions. Are you ready for the future of Project WET?

06/04/2020
www.projectwet.org

In 2019, the Project WET Foundation was able to educate 2.5 MILLION people all over the world on the importance of water! We would like to extend a big thank you to our facilitators and educators in Georgia and beyond for making this possible.

Read more about Project WET's impact this past year in the 2019 Annual Report:https://www.projectwet.org/sites/default/files/content/documents/2019_pw_impact_reportfinal.pdf

Register for the Earth Day 2020 Climate Training by June 1st! This free, online course was created by Project WET, NFW, ...
05/28/2020
Earth Day 50 - Climate Change PD

Register for the Earth Day 2020 Climate Training by June 1st!

This free, online course was created by Project WET, NFW, and Project WILD to teach educators about topics such as weather and climate, global warming, phenology and biodiversity. Upon completion, educators will have access to two activities from our new Climate, Water and Resilience educator guide, as well as Project WILD climate activities and NWF resources. Get signed up today!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA3MieerQIq7RYyNEVAJOAbwFxHkcpT1FTt3k7QCd-_RS6_w/viewform

Available Monday, March 23, we invite you to increase your knowledge and confidence around climate change, gain access to climate lessons, and utilize resources that can be used during Earth Week to celebrate Earth Day 50 and take action for the planet. This professional development is self-paced an...

Are you an educator who has used distance education? What worked? What didn't?The Project WET Foundation would like to h...
05/19/2020
Survey : Questions

Are you an educator who has used distance education? What worked? What didn't?

The Project WET Foundation would like to hear about your experience and needs. Participants will be entered to win $100 Amazon gift card by completing the short survey.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eh3jne92kabtoahz/a01iikadwes9q/questions

Did you use an online learning management platform (LMS) or online program to assign lessons? For example, Canvas and Google Classroom are online platforms.

Project WET’s newest educator’s guide is here! The Climate, Water, and Resilience Guide is designed to help educators fe...
05/07/2020

Project WET’s newest educator’s guide is here! The Climate, Water, and Resilience Guide is designed to help educators feel comfortable teaching about climate change by strengthening their understanding of the topic. We look forward to hosting climate-focused workshops this fall!⁣

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If you have K-12 students at home this week who are looking for productive ways to spend their time, check out the annual Georgia River of Words poetry and art contest! Hosted by Georgia Project WET, this is a free, statewide program designed to help students understand their sense of place by studying a watershed in their own environment and then expressing what they discover through poetry and art. Find more information, including the entry form and additional resources at www.projectwet.ga.gov.
Early experiences with the natural world excite children's imagination and foster their sense of wonder and curiosity! There are a few slots remaining for our Early Childhood Workshop with Georgia Project WET and Project WILD! Join us to explore early childhood curricula for ages 3 - 9. Gain access to three curriculum guides and instruction on incorporating over 49 classroom-tested activities into your learning environment! Registration is closes this Friday. #earlychildhood #PLT #WET #WILD #earlylearners