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Hawai‘i Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program

A group of people standing in a green field with water.

The Hawaiʻi B-WET program plays a foundational role as an environmental education program, promoting locally relevant, experiential learning, primarily for grades K-12, on regional priorities such as Earth science, climate science, and indigenous local knowledge models for all sciences. Funded projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences for students and professional development for teachers. The purpose for this financial assistance is to support communities by developing well-informed members of society who are involved in decision-making that positively impacts coastal, marine, and watershed ecosystems in the Hawaiian Islands.

Grantee spotlight: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education, Curriculum Research and Development Group (Our Project in Hawaii's Intertidal – OPIHI)
Screenshot of B-WET training video. Teachers statewide are trained on the rocky intertidal ecosystem in Hawaiʻi and receive the tools and resources they need to lead their students in scientific data collection in those areas. Hawaiʻi B-WET serves the entire state of Hawaiʻi. Hawaiʻi B-WET projects incorporate traditional and modern management practices into culturally relevant science-based learning experiences.

Learn about other B-WET projects implemented in Heʻeia, Oʻahu.

Hawaiʻi B-WET Program Project Highlights (2004-2014) – updates coming soon

National B-WET Program

B-WET Facebook

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