Watershed Education Resources
ADEQ's professional ecologists provide opportunities for formal and non-formal educators to learn classroom activities that promote students' awareness of the importance of protecting our watersheds. They will also make classroom presentations.
Watershed Educator Resources
ADEQ is the state’s host institution for Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), an international network of water educators under the auspices of the Project WET Foundation. Our watershed education and outreach team travels throughout the state to increase watershed consciousness by providing free workshops to educators on an array of watershed topics and give teachers the opportunity to earn professional development credits.
All Project WET activities are multi-disciplinary, incorporating language arts, fine arts, health, math, and science to meet Arkansas’s core curriculum standards. WET workshops offered by ADEQ staff include Healthy Water, Healthy People; Project WET; and Wonders of the Wetlands—as well as some that are specifically tailored for Arkansas or particular subjects.
Interested in other workshops? We can provide workshops on a number of topics, including pharmaceuticals and water quality, Arkansas history, language arts, and stormwater, all following an overlying theme of watershed education. Contact one of our Project WET coordinators for more options.
Make a Splash
In addition to WET workshops, ADEQ coordinates the Project WET Make a Splash full-day water festival in a different area of the state each year. This popular event provides a fun way for area school students to participate in a series of hands-on learning stations that aid their understanding of water concepts, such as hydrological cycle, groundwater, wetlands, water quality, water conservation, soils, and other topics.