Earth Day Education & Action — California Project WET Gazette
Explore these climate education resources, including online resources for those who will be home or moving to online courses
Spring is upon us and the Spring 2020 California Project WET Gazette is ‘live’ on the Water Education Foundation website. This edition delves into the history of Earth Day, which will be celebrating its 50th year this April. Climate education and action are the theme of Earth Day and many other environmental events in 2020, so this Gazette highlights a variety of climate education resources available from the ‘Projects’ – WET, WILD and Learning Tree.
Project WET is celebrating 2020 with a new look! Since the program began in Montana, the WET acronym has stood for “Water Education for Teachers”. WET now means “Water Education Today”, signifying both the importance of tackling immediate water challenges and the impact that we are having in classrooms – and far beyond. The new, more inclusive visual identity reflects the reality that the program is used by educators of all stripes. Project WET is one of the many programs executed in California by the Water Education Foundation.
The spread of Covid-19 is being monitored by our staff and partners. All California Project WET workshops for the rest of March have been postponed and our staff will be working remotely as a precaution. We will continue to be guided by the latest evidence on the ground and most current health advisories as we move through the spring.
Finally, for those who will be home or moving to online courses, Project WET has the following online resources available:
- Earth Day Climate Change Online Training that launches next Monday, March 23rd. Registration is FREE;
- Free WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) materials on hand-washing and health, including the activity Soap and Water Science;
- Students can continue to explore the world of water science through the free DiscoverWater.org program;
Be well Gazette readers! – Brian