​The programs are aligned with Maryland’s Environmental Literacy and Common Core Standards.


​Cindy Etgen
Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
MD Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401

Healthy Water Healthy People

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Environmental Literacy Standards logoHealthy Water, Healthy People is an innovative water quality education program sponsored by Project WET and the Hach Scientific Foundation.

The goal of Healthy Water, Healthy People is to make complex concepts of water quality relevant and meaningful for you and those you teach.healthy water healthy people collage

The program offers hands-on activities, an Educator’s Guide, testing kits, training, and much more. Healthy Water, Healthy People is for educators or citizens interested in learning and teaching about contemporary water quality topics.

The Healthy Water, Healthy People Educator’s Guide, geared at Grades 6-12, contains twenty-five hands-on activities that are ideal for teaching complete water quality units as well as a supplement to existing curriculum.

Unit Topics Cover:

  • ​Water Quality Monitoring
  • ​General Science Principles
  • ​Drinking Water
  • ​Healthy People and Communities

watershed testing kitInternet-based Research and Activities:

  • ​Science Projects/ Scientific Methods
  • ​Aquatic Ecology
  • ​Restoration
  • ​Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • ​Water Management



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