Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)

Get to know Great Lakes B-WET through this video profile of grantee, Inland Seas Education Association. Through the Great Lakes Watershed Field Course, Inland Seas staff educate students and teachers on the importance of the Great Lakes basin. In 2019, students featured in this video, who were inspired by their Lake Michigan "school-ship" field experience, returned to Ohio and took action in their local watershed.

Great Lakes Funding Opportunities

The FY21 Great Lakes B-WET Funding Opportunity is now open.  The FY21 application deadline is August 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).  The full FY 2021 funding opportunity can be found at Grants.gov under federal opportunity number NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2021-2006522.  Please see the funding opportunity for all application details.

An informational webinar about the 2021 Great Lakes B-WET program was held on June 24, 2020.  Download the Presentation (PDF).  Contact sarah.a.waters@noaa.gov for a copy of the webinar recording.

Educating the Next Generation About the Great Lakes Ecosystem!

NOAA Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) provides funds to support experiential environmental education throughout the Great Lakes watershed in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Funded projects support meaningful watershed educational experiences (PDF) to K-12 students and teachers.

Recognizing that an educated community is the key to understanding and sustaining the Nation's ocean and coastal environments, NOAA has developed B-WET into a national program.  The Great Lakes B-WET regional grants are funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, supporting experience-based learning opportunities for youth to promote Great Lakes stewardship.

For more information contact:

Sarah Waters
Great Lakes B-WET program
500 W. Fletcher St.
Alpena, MI. 49707
Phone: 989-884-6204
Email: sarah.a.waters@noaa.gov