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Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
Two recent articles in Tennessee newspapers have highlighted summer teacher training fun and learning with Project WET programs Down South.
Deep in the Cherokee National Forest, where cellphone reception dares not tread, about 30 educators from Hamilton and Bradley counties treaded the shallow Conasauga River and its inhabitants Wednesday afternoon. The program, called Project WET for "Water Education for Teachers," brought educators to Polk County on both Tuesday and Wednesday, giving teachers opportunities to discover how to incorporate environmental education into their classroom -- be it instructing math, science, language arts or social studies.
Photographer Doug Strickland even captured an underwater shot for the story, illustrating just how wet the workshop got for its participants.
Less than two weeks later, the Memphis-based Commercial Appeal newspaper described the experiences of approximately 30 Mississippi teachers taking part in a Project WET Mississippi workshop in "Yucky fun: Environmental lesson a hands-on success." Reporter Chris Van Tuyl and photographer Stan Carroll vividly captured educators learning to lead the popular "Macroinverterbrate Mayhem" activity from the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 under the tutelage of Megan Fedrick, the state coordinator for Project WET Mississippi and the Special Events Coordinator at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
Congratulations to Project WET Tennessee and Project WET Mississippi for this great coverage, and to the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Commercial Appeal staffers who wrote the articles and took the pictures.
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