B-WET currently serves seven areas of the country: California, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Since 2002, NOAA has awarded over $90 million to support more than 700 B-WET projects. Grantees were selected through a rigorous peer review process administered by a NOAA program office in their region. All B-WET applicants are encouraged to partner with local NOAA offices and use local NOAA field sites and data.
In 2018, funded projects included:
- Students and teachers engaging with community partners to learn about Great Lakes fisheries and watershed stewardship opportunities aligned with their school improvement and learning goals.
- Students at four Title 1 schools directly contributing to a statewide effort to monitor rocky intertidal and sandy beach habitats of California’s national marine sanctuaries through LiMPETSoffsite link.
- Fourth-grade students learning the basics of salmon and stream ecology and restoring critical salmon habitat in Whatcom County to help improve the health of the Salish Sea.
- 2018 B-WET awards
- 2017 B-WET awards
- 2016 B-WET awards
- 2015 B-WET awards
- 2014 B-WET awards
- 2013 B-WET awards
- 2012 B-WET awards
NOAA Office of Education collaborates with the U.S. Department of Education to provide 21st Century Community Learning Centers with authentic STEM experiences using the B-WET program’s Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences model.
Previously funded projects
Interested in learning more about past B-WET projects? See the regional program websites below or contact your regional program manager for more information.