The Blue Roots Project
A global conversation about the value of water told through art, storytelling, education, and social media.
The Blue Roots Project is collecting stories about water from around the world leading up to World Water Day on March 22. Blue Roots Project has partnered with Project WET Foundation to offer education-specific resources to spark conversations in classrooms across the globe about the value of water. Submit your students’ stories through bluerootsproject.org or on social media with the hashtag #MyWaterStory.
To provide added context to the storytelling process, the Blue Roots Project is pleased to offer free, downloadable water education materials from Project WET. Designed for use with children and youth of all ages, the lesson plans and student booklets feature objective, science-based water education activities. School and community educators, parents, and anyone else interested in teaching about water can use these activities in conjunction with sharing water stories around the world.
Under the current climate change scenario, the United Nations predicts half the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030. Today’s children will face these issues as adults. The partnership of Blue Roots Project and Project WET is a nod to the importance of children and their stories as we aim to change course. If we share resources, experiences and support from and with people of all ages, perhaps we alter the future of the water crisis.
The Blue Roots Project is a storytelling, awareness and education project about water created in partnership with Circle of Blue, Project WET Foundation and the Center for Emerging Media Design and Development at Ball State University.