L.A. area teachers go to the source on water quality

Los Angeles-area high school science teachers will be treated to the water-training event of the year at the full-day, hands-on 9th Annual WEFTeach "Go to the Source on Water Quality" workshop.

L.A. area teachers go to the source on water quality

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Sept. 23, 2003 -- Los Angeles-area high school science teachers will be treated to the water-training event of the year at the full-day, hands-on 9th Annual WEFTeach "Go to the Source on Water Quality" workshop.

The award-winning WEFTeach will be held Tuesday, October 14 at the L.A. Convention Center and will address water environment issues with hands-on applications for L.A. classrooms.

More than 100 L.A.-area teachers are expected to participate and will receive the impressive Water Quality: The Qualities and Science of Water curriculum. Developed and provided by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the curriculum focuses on wastewater treatment and the urgent, critical water issues facing Southern California today and into the future.

Participants will also operate the 2002 award-winning Sewer Science, a laboratory using specially designed tanks, analytical equipment, and student workbooks. This simulated wastewater treatment plant will travel to L.A. classrooms during the 2003/2004 school year and will visit fifty Los Angeles-area schools.

It is expected to reach an estimated 10,000 students in the 2003-2004 school year alone. WEFTeach L.A. represents a $250,000 investment in Los Angeles-area high schools by WEF, program sponsors, and most of all, the City of L.A. Bureau of Sanitation and the L.A. County Sanitation District.

In addition to the training and curriculum, teachers will enjoy a special luncheon program highlighting the Aqua Venturer CD-Rom and Teacher Guide. The popular program takes kids of all ages through time and around the globe to see how critical treatment of water resources was to the development of civilization. WEFTeach L.A. is sponsored by the Water Environment Federation and the California Water Environment Association with financial support from The Coca-Cola Company.

For additional information about WEFTeach and other WEFTEC.03 activities, please visit www.weftec.org.

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 Member Associations in over 30 countries.

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