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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.
At the beginning of June, Project WET staffers Morgan and Julia traveled to Asia to train teachers, meet host institutions and tour educational sites in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. In three stops in Taiwan (Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, the Guanshu Foundation in Miaoli and Chouchai Wetland Park in Kaohsiung), Julia and Morgan trained 120 participants to use 16 Project WET activities that have been translated and customized for use with Mandarin-speaking populations. In China, NatureWize & Two Lakes Foundation in Guiyang hosted a training for 25 participants. During their stay in Hong Kong, Morgan and Julia visited WWF Hong Kong (Mai Po Nature Reserve) for meetings and a tour.
Participants in the two-day training workshops included everyone from graduate students and university professors to nature park staff and water and environmental safety employees.
Trainees learned to use the activites through group work and peer teaching. Responses to the trainings was overwhelmingly positive, with many participants encouraging more activity translations and further training for the Mandarin-speaking audience. Below are some pictures workshop participants in Taiwan. Additional pictures can be found on the Project WET Facebook page.
Participants in the workshop at the Guandu Nature Park in Taipei learn about water quality by playing a game of "Macroinvertebrate Mayhem.
At the Chouchai Wetland Park in Kaohsiung, participants learn about storm water in "Capture, Store and Release."
"Macroinvertebrate Mayhem" strikes again, this time at the Guanshu Foundation in Miaoli.