Healthy Water, Healthy People Highlighted in NSTA Journal!
Check out the Healthy Water, Healthy People Sample Activity: Hitting The Mark printed in the September 2002 issue of Science Scope, the middle school journal of the National Science Teachers Association.
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Reprinted with permission of Science Scope, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000.
Contact: Dennis Nelson, Executive Director, The Watercourse and Project
WET, (406) 994-5392
Healthy Water, Healthy People Division Formed
BOZEMAN, MT – The headquarters of The Watercourse and Project WET U.S.A.
announce a new partnership with the Hach Scientific Foundation of
Colorado, and the formation of a water quality education division called
Healthy Water, Healthy People.
We believe strongly in fostering and supporting science and science
education said Kathryn Hach, Chairman of the Hach Scientific Foundation.
“Our mission is to make evident the interdependence between science
education and the public.”
“There is no topic of greater relevance than water,” said Dennis Nelson,
Executive Director of The Watercourse and Project WET (Water Education for
Teachers). “Being informed of the quality of your drinking water is
important to your health and well-being.”
This three-year program will result in the development, publication, and
national distribution of a water quality education program in the year
Healthy Water, Healthy People materials and training workshops will be
available to formal and non-formal educators of students in grades 6
12. “We believe there is a definite need for creative, hands-on teaching
materials that will give educators more incentive to engage in water
education,” said Annette Geiselman, the Hach Scientific Foundation’s
“What Project WET and The Watercourse are accomplishing through their
Healthy Water, Healthy People program fulfills the scope of what the Hach
Scientific Foundation is dedicated to accomplish,” said Bruce Hach,
ManagingDirector of the Foundation. “Our support for Healthy Water, Healthy
People meets our goal of sponsoring a major education initiative that will
encourage the youth of America to pursue the exploration of the sciences.”
The Watercourse is an interdisciplinary water science and education
program that facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and
stewardship of water.