Lindsay Shafer had the opportunity to interview John Etgen, Senior Vice President of the Project WET Foundation, about the role of education in water sustainability. This education is vitally important because today’s kids are tomorrow’s leaders. In the interview, Etgen discusses Project WET’s initiatives, which include giving kids the opportunity to discuss complex water issues from all sides and viewpoints. Project WET reaches kids through teachers, informal classes, and water festivals throughout the United States and in more than 50 countries on 5 continents. The initiative incorporates water lessons through activities that integrate into the existing curriculum for art, math, music, social studies, and science.
Listen to the interview and leave your thoughts on the importance of water education for kids below.