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Utah State University Water Quality Extension.


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Utah State University Water Quality Extension Presents: U.S.A. Introduction and Overview “We believe in the power of education and we believe that it should start out at an early age . . . when taught
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Utah State University Water Quality Extension Presents:

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U.S.A. Presentation and Overview

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“We have confidence in the force of training and we trust that it ought to begin at an early age . . . at the point when taught early, kids can comprehend the significance of water and can convey that information to those encompassing them.” Youth Vision Statement Second World Water Forum The Hague March 17-22, 2000

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Project WET Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a universal, interdisciplinary, water training system for formal and nonformal instructors of understudies ages 5 to 18

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The Mission of Project WET is to achieve Children, Parents, Educators and Communities of the World with Water Education

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Worldwide Programs: Project WET USA Project WET Canada Project WET Mexico Project WET Philippines Project WET US Peace Corps Over 50 extra nations around the globe have communicated enthusiasm for joining forces with Project WET.

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Project WET Materials and Training Assist learners of all ages to develop… Awareness, information, aptitudes & responsibility That outcome in… Informed choices Responsible conduct Constructive activities Through… Hands-on, independent and simple to utilize water instruction assets

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Project WET is grounded in the accompanying convictions: Water travels through living and nonliving frameworks and ties them together in a mind boggling web of life. Water is critical for all water clients. Reasonable water administration is critical for social and financial dependability and a sound domain. Attention to and regard for water assets can support an individual, deep rooted duty of obligation and positive group investment.

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Interdisciplinary and Supplemental Art Health/PE Social Studies Math Science Language Arts Music

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Educational Stages SOLUTIONS TO WATER RESOURCE PROBLEMS PARTICIPATION (secure experience and make a move) SKILL (recognize issues) ATTITUDE (values & sentiments) KNOWLEDGE (understanding) AWARENESS (thankfulness)

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Project WET instructs HOW to think not WHAT to think Present Facts ∙ Maintain Objectivity ∙ Provide Guidance Evaluate Choices Make Informed Decisions

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Who uses Project WET? Historical center, nature and science focus teachers Classroom instructors, open/tuition based schools Resource office instructors Youth Organization Leaders Preschool and childcare instructors University Professors Local, state and National park officers and translators

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What do state Project WET projects offer to instructors? Venture WET Curriculum and Activity Guide preparing workshops Advanced workshops that emphasis on ground water, water preservation, wetlands, water quality, human wellbeing, and other water points Annual Make a Splash with Project WET National Day of Water Education Festivals College credit workshops

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The Project WET USA Program is: I. The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide II. A Training Network III. Bolster Services

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I.The Curriculum The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is the center instructors guide. It is supplemented by extra projects and distributions created by Project WET.

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The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is: 91 exercises created by more than 350 instructors, asset supervisors, and researchers and tried by 600 educators and 35,000 understudies Interactive Non-one-sided Interdisciplinary Available just to members who complete at least six-hours of preparing

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Organization of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Teaching Strategies. Water has one of a kind physical and synthetic attributes. Water is vital for all life to exist. Water unites all Earth frameworks. Water is a characteristic asset. Water assets are overseen. Water assets exist inside of social develops. Water assets exist inside social builds.

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A Wide Variety of Additional Materials Provide Support

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II. Venture WET Coordinator Network

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A Highly Effective Delivery Network for Information and Education

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Consisting of… 69 Coordinators and Co-Coordinators from 50 US States and Territories 3000 Facilitators

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Coordinators work for… Fish and Game Agencies Universities Parks and Nature Centers State Departments of Education NGOs

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Facilitators are… Teachers Volunteers Parents Park and Nature Center Employees Water Resource Professionals People with a promise to water instruction

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US Coordinators and International Project WET Program Directors are associated through the International Office, Bozeman, MT, USA Annual Conference unites Coordinators and Directors to share thoughts and procedures Advanced Coordinator preparing open doors are offered yearly to assemble abilities in particular ranges (e.g., water quality testing, issues examination, water protection) State Coordinators distribute articles in the yearly Project WET USA magazine

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III. Bolster Services All Project WET states, regions, and nations have entry to different productions and Project WET projects.

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projectwet.org Background Materials Teacher Resources Sample Materials Secure Online Ordering of Books and Materials Nationwide Contact Information Water Festival Support Links

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For more data contact: Susan Anderson - Coordinator Utah State University Water Quality Extension Dept. of Aquatics, Watershed and Earth Resources 5210 Old Main Hill Logan, Utah 84322-5210 (435) 797-2580 susan.anderson@usu.edu

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