National Science Teachers Association Recommends Project WET Guide 2.0

For immediate release: September 19, 2013

Contact: Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter, Communications Manager, Project WET Foundation | 406-585-4115 | email

Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0Bozeman, Montana—The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has included the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 on its NSTA Recommends® list of the best supplements available for science teaching. Calling Guide 2.0 "comprehensive, with sound pedagogy and thoughtful activities," NSTA's expert reviewer Professor Diana Wiig enthusiastically recommended the 616-page Guide 2.0 to science teachers, including NSTA's 60,000 members.

Prof. Wiig singled out Guide 2.0's commitment to moving learners from education to action, noting that "several of the topics include a way for teachers and students to take positive, proactive actions in their own community." Project WET advocates ActionEducation(TM), empowering students to take action in their communities to help solve local water issues.

"Being included in the NSTA Recommends® online review service confirms the utility of our flagship publication to the nation's leading science educators," said Project WET Foundation President and CEO Dennis Nelson. "NSTA's recommendation also demonstrates that water resources education can play an important role in rigorous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula."

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 contains 64 multidisciplinary water-related activities for K-12 students. The guide features cross-reference and planning charts, a

glossary and background material on activity development and field testing. The cornerstone of Project WET is its methodology of teaching about water resources through hands-on, investigative, easy-to-use activities. In May, Guide 2.0 was awarded a Gold Medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest, which recognizes the year's best independently published books in a broad range of subjects.

Not available for direct purchase, Guide 2.0 is distributed to formal and non-formal educators through workshops offered across the country by Project WET's network of local and state partners. Educators who have previously taken a Project WET workshop are eligible to take an online refresher course to receive Guide 2.0.

About the Project WET Foundation: Since 1984, Project WET has been dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education to ensure a sustainable planet where water needs are met and all people are good stewards of water. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and in 60 countries worldwide.

Contact: Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter | Project WET Foundation | (406) 585-4115

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