Water Education Team (WET)

Friends of the Kaw’s education programs have many opportunities in the spring and fall.  Our EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS include:


  • Kids About Water (KAW) Program:  Five-lesson water quality issues and actions curriculum that targets students in grades 6-12 classrooms.

  • Water’s Journey Program:  Introduction of middle school students to the ever-connected system of water within the Kansas River Watershed.  

  • Summer Program:  Paddle Experience program over the summer teaching students about stormwater, macro invertebrates and paddling a canoe or kayak.  

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Come to our annual volunteer training workshop or get one-on-one training throughout the year!
  • Be available on weekdays during the school year
  • Help train students about water quality testing
  • Wear sturdy shoes and work at the water’s edge
  • Be able to walk distances, down stream banks and work in conditions such as light rain, hot and cold weather.
  • Be able to get dirty…..and have fun!

How can you get signed up? Send your NAME and E-MAIL address to Denise Kidder, Education Coordinator, at denise.kidder@kansasriver.org. When we have volunteer opportunities, you will receive our Volunteer Request Newsletter. If you have questions, you can e-mail Denise or call 913.548.8594. Thank you for your interest in our WATER EDUCATION TEAM!