B-WET program supports watershed education projects for K-12 teachers and students around the country.

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.

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NOAA-21st Century Community Learning Centers Watershed STEM Education Partnership Program

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.

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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.