October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year, thanks to our partnership with the Ecolab Foundation, we are "raising our hands for hygiene" with some brand-new educational materials now available for FREE download.
"Water for You and Me" is Project WET's first storybook just for young children and their caregivers. Parents, grandparents, early childhood educators and anyone else interested in sharing the importance of water to life and health with young children can download the book for free.
Project WET's first student-led science project guide for high school students and their teachers helps high school student groups conduct investigations into water use and disease prevention and then report on findings. Click here to access this new, free guide.
Need a quick resource to spread the word about proper handwashing? Download this free poster, created just for Global Handwashing Day 2015!
In addition to these brand-new resources, the Clean and Conserve program also has free materials for elementary and middle school students and educators that include lessons on hygiene. The "Clean and Conserve Your Water" children's activity booklet and the "Clean and Conserve Activity Guide for Educators" offer science-based, standards-correlated educational resources about water conservation and hygiene. Free online training for educators is also available! Click here to visit the Clean and Conserve website, download materials and take a free training.