Project WET

Minnesota Project WET logoWhat happens at a workshop?

Workshops vary according to participant needs. Typically, workshops are at least 7 hours long (including lunch and break time) in an educational facility.

To receive the Project WET activity guides, educators must attend a workshop.

At workshops, educators get:Cover of Project WET curriculum and activity guide

  • Project WET activity guide or guides appropriate for grade level and/or topic.
  • A certificate for continuing education units (CEUs).
  • DNR and other agency support materials.
  • Specialized instruction from a trained Project WET volunteer facilitator and, sometimes, a natural resource specialist.
  • Some workshops provide optional graduate credit. Graduate credit requires 12 hours of workshop time and additional homework.

All workshops provide hands-on instruction, often both indoors and outside.

teachers in snow
teachers outside in the summer

Participants should:

  • Bring reusable a coffee mug and a water bottle to reduce waste.
  • Bring a large, empty book bag to collect workshop items.
  • Dress for the weather.
    • Winter: Dress in layers—long-sleeved top, fleece, overcoat. Wear a knit HAT, mittens or heavy gloves, pants that repel wind and or water, and warm boots.
    • Summer: Wear whatever is comfortable. Bring bug spray, wear sunscreen, and, if it's raining, wear a rain poncho (umbrellas are too cumbersome in an outdoor classroom situation).

Sample Project WET workshop agenda.


  • Welcome
  • Icebreaker
  • Introductions
  • Discuss goals
  • Hand out activity guides
  • Participate in hands-on activities (inside or outside)and discuss how to integrate in your curriculum
  • Explore activity layout, correlations to Minnesota academic standards
  • More hands-on activities


  • Lunch


  • More hands-on activities
  • Time to explore books, integrate activities into curriculum
  • Resources, evaluations, certificates, prizes, graduate credit forms


End. Go forth and teach!


Find out when your next opportunity to sign up for a Project WET workshop.


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