Water Environment Federation releases new school curriculum

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the release of a new school-to-career curriculum, "Make Waves: Career Paths in the Water Environment".


ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 27, 2003 - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the release of a new school-to-career curriculum, "Make Waves: Career Paths in the Water Environment".

Adapted from Water Works!, a curriculum developed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority, Make Waves provides 12 hands-on activities designed to entice secondary students to consider careers in the water environment.

A wide variety of water environment careers from engineering to administration offers opportunities for young people to choose a career path that makes a difference in the global water environment.

Offering supplemental education, guidance counselors and secondary educators will benefit from the curriculum's classroom application; while, water quality professionals will find it to be an invaluable resource for plant tours and school presentations. A companion piece, the Make Waves Brochure/Poster, is also available to enhance the curriculum.

The 11" x 17" foldout poster chronicles the future needs and growth of the water quality field and emphasizes the impact that water professionals have on public health and environmental protection.

"Make Waves: Career Paths in the Water Environment" (Order No. ZS1301, $49.00 plus postage, handling, and applicable taxes) and the Make Waves Brochure/Poster (Order No. HC1201, $0.49 plus postage, handling, and applicable taxes) can be ordered through WEF's Online Bookstore at www.wef.org; telephone at 1-800-666-0206 or 1-703-684-2452; email at pubs@wef.org; or fax at 1-703-684-2492.

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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