Tag Archives: Environmental Education

Sixth Annual Water Palooza Teaches the Value of Water

August 27, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) is taking WEF’s mission statement to heart. To continue increasing the awareness of the impact and value of water, SYPC will host the sixth annual Water Palooza event immediately before WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans. On Sept. 28, water-conscious organizations and companies […]

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Service Project Trend Catches On

August 27, 2018

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More than 45 volunteers gathered to construct a rain garden for the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Service Project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Cheng, Kleinfelder (San Diego).

Member Associations follow WEF’s example to give back to communities From making donations through social media to mastering athletic feats to raising money for a cause, working to make the world a better place has not gone out of style. Since 2008, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) young professionals have decided that WEFTEC offers […]

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California Artists Invite You to ‘Follow the Flush’

July 30, 2018

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Events mix art and wastewater Everyone has a dream. In Timothy Furstnau’s case, that dream involves leading others along the path human waste takes from toilet to treatment. Furstnau is not an overzealous sanitation engineer. He is a member of the art collaborative known as FICTILIS (Oakland, Calif.). The wastewater walks he organizes are a […]

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Use the Water Palooza Toolkit to Educate about Water

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides members with a new tool to spread the word about the value of water. The Water Palooza Toolkit is a collection of simple, hands-on activities that water professionals can take to schools and other venues to educate children about water. The online document provides descriptions of educational, […]

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Water Stewards at the Water Palooza

December 27, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) volunteers dedicated time to help educate students about water during the 5th-annual Water Palooza on Sept. 29. During the event, held as part of the WEF Community Service Project, students at Manierre Elementary School (Chicago) participated in a series of hands-on and demonstrative […]

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Community Service Project Creates a Water Legacy

December 26, 2017

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To create a vibrant and enduring example of a water legacy, more than 220 volunteers joined forces for the 10th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project on Sept. 30. Participants included members of the WEF Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), event organizers, as well as additional volunteers from the WEF […]

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Science Museum of Virginia Welcomes Ocean Debris Sculptures in New Exhibit

April 12, 2017

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Included with the price of admission, Science Museum of Virginia visitors can view 12 large-scale Washed Ashore sculptures through September. Photo courtesy of Washed Ashore and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Although located at least 1 hour from the nearest beach, the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV; Richmond) will feature visions of the ocean until September. A new exhibit unveiled last month, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, showcases 12 large-scale representations of iconic marine wildlife pieced together from one of the ocean’s deadliest predators […]

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Certificate Program at Skagit Valley College Equips Students To Protect Public Health

December 28, 2016

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Students taking the Estuarine and Nearshore Ecology class identify zooplankton in the laboratory. Photo courtesy of Skagit Valley College

Students at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., can choose to study everything from home brewing to urban sketching. But Pacific Northwesterners looking to start a career can take advantage of a certificate program at the college that will put them on the front line of protecting public health and the environment in less […]

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