Interactive exhibit unveiled on World Water Day will teach more than 50,000 students in Shanghai about water

Kids in Shanghai attended the launch of a new interactive water education exhibitKids in Shanghai attended the launch of a new interactive water education exhibit A new partnership established by Project WET Foundation global sponsor Nestlé Waters will allow 50,000 students to take part in an interactive water education exhibit during the next month. Nestlé Waters, the China National Maritime Museum in Shanghai and the Shanghai Ministry of Education, under the umbrella of the Project WET Foundation, launched the new exhibit on World Water Day, March 22nd.

Project WET Senior Vice President John Etgen attended and spoke at the launch eventProject WET Senior Vice President John Etgen attended and spoke at the launch event Project WET Senior Vice President John Etgen and International Projects Assistant Allison Howe were on hand at the World Water Day kick-off event, which featured speeches from representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Maritime Museum. The CEO of Nestlé Waters China, David Sauder, also addressed the crowd.

Approximately 150 students and 10 teachers took part in the day’s activities which included Project WET activities such as “Blue Planet”, “Incredible Journey” and “8-4-1, One for All”. The interactive displays include teaching methods taken from Project WET activities. The video below shows a variation on the classic "Blue Planet" activity, which uses probability to help learners understand the percentage of the Earth's surface that is covered by water or land. Where the original activity has learners tossing a globe back and forth, this large plastic globe spins while the visitor tosses suction cups at it. The "Incredible Journey" activity has been converted to more permanent stations representing nine parts of the water cycle--oceans, clouds, rivers, ground water, lakes, animals, glaciers, soil, plants--which learners visit based on the different places water can go as it moves through and around Earth. The bracelets, as shown by one of the Maritime Museum staff, remain the same, providing a takeaway that shows each person's "incredible journey" through the water cycle. "Aqua Bodies", which helps learners understand the amount of the human body that is made of water as well as what water does in the body, also got an exhibit version.

The Incredible Journey activity, exhibit version The Incredible Journey activity, exhibit version

The exhibit version of Aqua BodiesThe exhibit version of Aqua Bodies

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