Project WET water festivals promote awareness of and increased knowledge about our water resource. Water festivals are held for students at or near their school or local outdoor learning space, such as a park.
Project WET water festivals are held statewide with local partners to educate students about water in fun, interactive environments and offer alternative learning opportunities including structured learning stations and exhibits where students engage in hands-on water activities and investigations.
While grounded in water science principles, the festivals also promote multidisciplinary approaches to learning by integrating social studies, geography, math, language arts, art and journaling.
Festivals are planned at the community level and learning stations and exhibits are led by employees, educators, community water experts, parents, or community members after completing Project WET training. Often, festivals coincide with water celebration days, such as
World Water Day or Earth Day.