The Cool School Challenge is a school-wide student-led initiative to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2,000 pounds or more per classroom, conserve energy and save money.
Teacher's Guide & Workshops
Interdisciplinary K-12 activity guide on water availability and water quality issues, chemical and physical properties, aquatic bugs as indicators of stream health, etc. Activities travel through the water cycle, solve the mystery of a waterborne disease, discover the cumulative aspects of nonpoint pollution, and much more.
Excellent for use from the Spokane River, groundwater or stormwater, to the watersheds of Puget Sound or the Columbia River.
Aligned with state EALRs and Grade Level Expectations. Fosters critical thinking and problem solving skills. Works with multiple intelligences. WET integrates across science, math, communications, history and culture, weaving an understanding of our water use and dependence.
WET is an excellent foundation curriculum for water quality monitoring projects or stream restoration work. See Healthy Water curriculum below for advanced monitoring.
Project WET is available only through locally focused teacher workshops. For information or to arrange WET workshops, contact your local WET facilitator or Brook Beeler, Washington Department of Ecology.
Use the searchable database for Project WET activities aligned to Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) by subject area, grade level, activity and more at Washington Environment: Tools for Teachers.
"An innovative water quality education program sponsored by Project WET and the Hach Scientific Foundation, offers hands-on activity guides, testing kits, training, and much more. Healthy Water, Healthy People is for anyone interested in learning and teaching about contemporary water quality education topics. . . ."
Healthy Water, Healthy People is an excellent foundation curriculum for water quality monitoring projects. An advanced guide for Project WET monitoring.
Available for purchase online, or through locally focused teacher workshops. If you have 10 or more teachers, you can arrange Healthy Water, Healthy People workshops by contacting the Project WET / Healthy Water - local facilitators by region or Brook Beeler, Washington Department of Ecology.
The Padilla Bay Estuary Guides cover estuaries, eelgrass and mudflats. Available for three levels:
Collection of K-12 activities focused on Washington's wetlands, what they are, their value, and human affects on them. Includes wetland plant and animal identification cards, plus field studies.
This activity guide presents integrated waste management concepts affecting land, air, and water. Environmental, economic, and political issues are addressed. The activities are designed to promote awareness, attitudes, and actions to solve waste management problems at home, in school and in the community. (Note: download by specific activity to save time.) Additional resources on waste & water.
Web-based program to reduce environmental impacts of energy, waste, toxics, transportation and water.
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