This project establishes a formal Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program in the Great Lakes. B-WET is a NOAA environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, systemic experiential learning in the K-12 environment. B-WET offers competitive grants to support existing environmental education programs, foster the growth of new programs, and encourage development of partnerships among environmental education programs within selected watershed systems. The FY12 Great Lakes B-WET project entails implementing the first full year of the program. This project will fund .75 FTE of a NOAA staff person, as well as administrative support for coordinating with stakeholders and administering the grant process. NOAA will award an additional $300K in grants using FY12 funds (added to the $850K from FY11).
Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program