Making A Splash With Project WET
Since 1993, we have partnered with Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) to help teach over 250,000 children across the country about water-related issues.
In the various communities where we operate, we sponsor and host Project WET festivals that are part of a national water science and education program; inviting local students to learn about water-related topics through hands-on activities led by employee volunteers and Wildlands staff.
- Through Project WET, we provide funding to the Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University, coordinating an annual water festival each year in Mecosta, Michigan where we work to educate approximately 300 third graders about the importance of hydration, recycling, and watershed preservation.
- Over the past 14 years, 12,500 kids from more than 17 different public, parochial and charter schools across Lehigh Valley have benefited from Project WET. The Pennsylvania Wildlands Conservancy event is one of the largest in the country.
Similarly, our annual World Water Day events across America teach elementary and middle school students about ways that they can care for water and become water stewards. These events include activities like The Incredible Journey (explaining the water cycle), Quenching Your Thirst (promoting healthy hydration), and Zero in on No Water (underscoring the importance of recycling).