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Sustaining the Blue Planet Conference 2011



Date: 
Sep 13 2011 to Sep 17 2011


Location: 
United States




Conference Proceedings

Presentations not appearing in the proceedings were not furnished by the presenter.

Thank You to All of the Conference Sponsors

Nestle Waters   UN-HABITAT     Abbott

                Rio Tinto     UNESCO-IHP      Grand River Printing     Enviroscape

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Tuesday, September 13

6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Yellowstone National Park Field Tour - Click here to view photos from the Field Tour

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dinner & Sponsors Reception - Open to all Conference Participants: Hosted by Nestlé Waters, UN HABITAT, Abbott and Rio Tinto - Gallatin Jefferson Room

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Wednesday, September 14

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9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

Welcome: Official Welcome from Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and First Lady Nancy Schweitzer, Presented by Anna Green of the Governor's Executive Office and Welcome from Project WET Senior Vice President, John Etgen  -  Download Presentation  - Gallatin Jefferson Room

9:10 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary: Sustaining the Blue Planet, Richard Arnold, Educator Astronaut and Mission Specialist, NASA - Gallatin Jefferson Room   Download Presentation  Watch Video of Presentation

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

General Session: Project WET Foundation Curriculum Guide 2.0 Launch, Dennis Nelson, Project WET Foundation - Gallatin Jefferson Room   Download Presentation

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

General Session: Group Photo - Courtyard

Concurrent Session 1: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Water Education in Corporate Sustainability - Gallatin Room

Water Footprinting, Elaine Dorward-King, Rio Tinto, USA  Download Presentation

Water Footprinting, Tom Cooper, Intel, USA  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Reasoning Tools for Understanding Water Systems, An NSF Grant Project, Beth Covitt, University of Montana, USA  Download Presentation

Destination Inquiry: Paddling Upstream, Pamela Justice & Mary Ann Stoll, Arizona Project WET - University of Arizona, USA  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Montana Room

Environmental Education and River-related Disaster Education for Children in Japan, Masakazu Fujikane, Foundation of River & Watershed Environment Management (FOREM), Japan  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Human Values-based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education, Andre Dzikus, UN HABITAT, Kenya  -  Download Presentation

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch: Critical Thinking: How Water Education Leads to Solutions - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Concurrent Session 2: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Water Education in Corporate Sustainability - Gallatin Room

Green Media™: Sustainable Print Solutions That Add Value, Chris Valente, Grand River Printing & Imaging, USA  -  Download Presentation

Water Conservation: Why and How?, Heather Higinbotham, Yellowstone Business Partnership, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Scaling Up Water Education: Innovative Materials and Extensive Networks, Laurina Lyle, Project WET Foundation, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Technology & Water Education - University Room

Creating Digital Water: Water Education for a Tech-savvy Generation, Brooke A Furge, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis: Center for Earth and Environmental Science, USA  -  Download Presentation

Solar Powered Clean Water and Education: A Partnership Between Project WET Foundation and Swiss Green Solutions, Irma Velazquez, Swiss Green Solutions, Switzerland and John Etgen, Project WET Foundation, USA

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Customizing WASH Education Materials and Programming in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Morgan Perlson, Project WET Foundation, USA - Download Project WET WASH Materials

Water Education Impacts for Improved Hand Washing and Sanitation in Uganda, Teddy Tindamanyire, Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda  -  Download Presentation

Concurrent Session 3: 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Innovations in Water Education - Jefferson Room

Grounding Water: Building Student Understanding Through Multi-Modal Assessment, Holly Thomas-Hilburn & Kerry Schwartz, Arizona Project WET - University of Arizona, USA  -  Download Presentation

A Holistic Approach to Teaching the Dynamic Nature of Alluvial Aquifer and Surface Water Systems, Kevin Savage, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Sam Ting: "Poisons" in the Water, Tom Gibson, Tom Gibson EEE INC, USA  -  Link to Sam Ting Online

 

Priority Water Topics - University Room

Process and Benefits of Becoming a Project WET International Host Institution, Project WET Foundation, USA  -  Contact Project WET

 

Priority Water Topics - Montana Room

Children's Water Festivals - From Nebraska to Around the World in 20 years, Tom Cech, Colorado State University, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Gallatin Room

New Pathways within WASH Strategies: WASH Art, Ceramic Water Filters & Reciprocity, Ina & Esu Anahata, The BARKA Foundation, USA  -  Download Presentation

Intellectual Starvation and the Need to Achieve as a Motivation for Hygiene Behavior Change, Juliet & Anthony Waterkeyn, Africa Ahead, South Africa  -  Download Presentation

Concurrent Session 4: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Innovations in Water Education - Montana Room

READ MALAWI! Project, Dr. Misty Sailors, University of Texas - San Antonio (UTSA) & Dr. Jim Hoffman, University of Texas - Austin, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - University Room

Trying to Empower through Environmental Knowledge and Values, Vivian Lavalle de Vignaroli & Graciela Keskiskian, Asociación de Amigos de la Patagonia, Argentina  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

A Collaborative Approach To Educating People From age 3 to 83 about Watersheds and Water Quality, Michele Arquette-Palermo, Clinton River Watershed Council, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Room

The Growing Need for Training Applied Scientists in an Environment of Shrinking Budgets, an International Perspective, L. DeWayne Cecil, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Bringing Water and a Sustainable Town Center to Kibera, Nairobi Kenya, Lynn Younglove, Human Needs Project, USA  -  Download Presentation

Using Innovative Partnerships to Design WASH Education, Lisa Mitchell, CAWST: The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, Canada  -  Download Presentation

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Writeshop/Idea Session: Urban Water and Sanitation, Facilitated by Project WET Foundation & UN HABITAT - Montana Room  -  Download Presentation & Download Summary

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dinner & Reception: Discover the Waters of Our National Parks, Hosted by The National Park Service and Project WET Foundation - Gallatin Jefferson Room  -  Download Presentation & Download Slideshow

8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Star Gazing Party: Explore Big Sky Country, Hosted by Ryan Hannahoe, Montana State University  - Courtyard

Thursday, September 15
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9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

General Session: Innovations in Educational Technology: James Bernard - Download Presentation, Microsoft; Robert Schware, FHI360/Google - Download Presentation; Laurina Lyle, Project WET Foundation - Visit DiscoverWater.org  - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Concurrent Session 5: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Water Education in Corporate Sustainability - Gallatin Room

Water Footprinting, Kevin Matthews, Nestlé Waters North America, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - Bozeman Public Library

One World, One Water Sculpture, Rik Sargent, Sargent Studios, USA - View Article

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Tracing Water and Substances in Water Through Pathways in the School Yard: A New Perspective on Teaching the Water Cycle, Beth Covitt, University of Montana, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Montana Room

Water Education and Diversity Education for Sustainable Development, Rita Vazquez & Rosalinda Uribe, IMTA: Mexican Institute of Water Technology, México  -  Download Presentation

 

Technology & Water Education - University Room

Watershed Dynamics: Using Online GIS Tools and Data Analysis to Investigate the Water Cycle, Kemi Jona, Northwestern University, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Human Values-based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education in Latin America and India, Morgan Perlson & Julia Nelson, Project WET Foundation, USA  -  Download Presentation

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch -  Gallatin Jefferson Room

1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

General Session: Symposium on the Importance of Healthy Hydration: Jean-Pierre Despres - Download Presentation & Jean-Claude Coubard - Download Presentation, International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk; Frank Hu, Harvard School of Public Health - Download Presentation; Heidi Kessler, Let's Go! Education Program - Download Presentation & John Etgen, Project WET Foundation, USA - Download Presentation - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Concurrent Session 6: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Water Education in Corporate Sustainability - Gallatin Room

Project WET in Shanghai, China, Teresa Leong, Nestlé Waters China, China  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - Montana Room

Discover a Watershed: The Santiago River, Marissa Mar & Salvador Antillón, CONAGUA - Mexican National Water Commission, México and Rita Vazquez, IMTA: Mexican Institute of Water Technology, México  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Marsh Madness: An Educational Adventure focused on Wetland Environments, Melissa L. Mullins, Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, USA  -  Download Presentation

Inside-Out: Examining Properties of Water in the Classroom and in the Field, Sarah Haines, Towson University, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - University Room

STEM Subject Integration: Meeting the Need with Tangible Programming, Kerry Schwartz, Candice Rupprecht & Holly Thomas-Hilburn, Arizona Project WET - University of Arizona, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Jefferson Room

Focus Group - Critical Thinking: How Water Education Leads to Solutions, Project WET Foundation, USA

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Writeshop/Idea Session: Water and Ethics, Facilitated by Project WET Foundation & UN HABITAT - Montana Room  -  Download Presentation & Download Summary

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dinner & Reception: One World, One Water Reception, Hosted by Project WET Foundation and Valerie Gates - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Friday, September 16
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9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

General Session: Bringing Water and a Sustainable Town Center to Kibera, Nairobi - Kenya, Connie Nielsen, Human Needs Project - Gallatin Jefferson Room - Watch Video of Presentation

Concurrent Session 7: 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Water Education in Corporate Sustainability - University Room

A Different Animal: Attracting Corporate and NGO Sponsorship, Kerry Schwartz & Tasha Krecek-Lynch, Arizona Project WET - University of Arizona, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - Montana Room

Marketing for Social Change and Watershed Awareness, Michelle Rogers, Austin Peay State University, USA  -  Download Presentation

Hands-on Approach to Water Quality Education in the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Claire Bleser, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Using Engaged Listening for Environmental Learning, Linda Pettit, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, USA  -  Download Presentation

Rainwater Harvesting for School Gardens, Ashley Fine, Primavera School & Project WET Arizona Facilitator, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Room

UNESCO and Project WET Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Soledad Benites, UNESCO Montevideo  -  Download Presentation

Dissemination and Strengthening Strategy for the Water and Education Program in Mexico, Marissa Mar, Mexican National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Mexico  -  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Save the Children's School Health and Nutrition Program: Over 10 Years of Experience in Delivering WASH in Schools, Seung Lee, Save the Children, USA  -  Download Presentation

Concurrent Session 8: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Innovations in Water Education - University Room

From Storm Drain to Bath Drain: A Stormwater Program Shows Students the Waters of Tennessee, Crystal Bishop, City of Franklin, TN, USA  -  Download Presentation

Water Education for an Urban, Immigrant Audience, Erica Sniegowski, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Watersheds: Teacher Professional Development through Engaged Learning in Stream Ecology, Kevin D. Curry, Watershed Access Lab Bridgewater State University, USA  -  Download Presentation

Active Watershed Education, Denise J. Poyer, Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - Montana Room

Water, Source of Life: Interdisciplinary Program for Environmental Education and Mathematics, Gabriela Gómez Pasquali, OMAPA, Paraguay  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Room

Innovations in Water Education in Schools, the Jamaican Challenge, Natalie Ferguson, Water Resources Authority, Jamaica  -  Download Presentation

Making Efforts to Establish Differences through Environmental Education in Argentina, Vivian Vignaroli & Graciela Keskiskian, Amigos de la Patagonia, Argentina  -  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Realities of the Rural Sanitation Sector in Chile: Problems and New Goals, Christian Edward Seal Mery, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch - Water Education at UNESCO, Miguel Doria, UNESCO-IHP & HIDROEX International Centre for Education, Richard Megank  -  Download Presentation & Download Text  - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Concurrent Session 9: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Innovations in Water Education - Montana Room

Ethnohydrology in an Urban Environment, Hayley Joyell Smith, RiverLink, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - University Room

EcoCasting: Investigating Aquatic Ecosystems Using Models, Kemi Jona, Northwestern University, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - Jefferson Room

Global Youth as Teachers of Global Water Issues, Lisa Mitchell & Michelle Macdonald, CAWST: The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, Canada  -  Link to Tikho's Story

 

Priority Water Topics - State Room

Water!!! Time to Conserve It, Fitzgerald John, Water Resources Management Agency, St Lucia  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Room

Water School for a Living Yangtze, Yunhua Liu, Shangri La Institute, China  -  Download Presentation

Concurrent Session 10: 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Innovations in Water Education - Jefferson Room

Bridging the Gap between Understanding and Participating: An Experiment-Based Concept, Karl Schneider, University of Cologne, Germany  -  Download Presentation

Engaging Nova Scotians in Caring for our Water, Krista Hilchey, Nova Scotia Environment, Canada  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - Montana Room

Founding a Water University in Central Asia: Solutions to Environmental and Geopolitical Problems, Kamit Satkeev, Institute of Social Development and Business, Kyrgyz Republic  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - University Room

The Watershed Center: Partnerships and Education, Mike Kromrey, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, USA

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

The World and Water: Conflict, Opportunity and Power, Scott Chilist, The Rivers School, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Room

Global Water Experiment: International Year of Chemistry, Rovani Sigamoney, UNESCO IYC2011

Outcomes of Bonn, Germany Education for Sustainable Development Water Education Workshop, Marissa Mar, CONAGUA - Mexican National Water Commission & Miguel Doria, UNESCO-International Hydrological Program

Concurrent Session 11: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Water Education in Corporate Sustainability - University Room

Public-Private Partnerships for Water Education in S. Korea, Danny Yoo & Yoonjin Kim, Korea Water Forum, Korea  -  Download Presentation

 

Innovations in Water Education - State Room

Science as a VERB: Investigating Watersheds, Kelli Petrick, Teton Science Schools, USA  -  Download Presentation

Riding the Wave of Student-Driven Inquiry: Terror or Treasure, Mary Ann Stoll & Pamela Justice, Arizona Project WET - University of Arizona, USA  -  Download Presentation

 

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Room

Water Curricula and Multiperspective Tools, Claudia K Bowers, Kent State University & Miguel Doria, UNESCO-International Hydrological Program  -  Download Presentation

Volga Project, Marie Prchalova, UNESCO-International Hydrological Program, Russia  -  Download Presentation

 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - Jefferson Room

Water, Soap and the Virtuous Behavioral Change Triangle, Nga Kim Nguyen, Water & Sanitation Program, World Bank, Vietnam  -  Download Presentation

Priority Topics Session Continued: 5:15 p.m.-6:35 p.m.

Priority Water Topics - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Regional Approaches to Water Education: ASPnet meeting Russian Federation, Stanislav Chobanu & and Natalia Evdokimova, Ugra Regional Government, Russian Federation

H2Ooooh! Initiative, Philippe Pypaert, UNESCO Venice  -  Download Presentation

Water Resources Sustainability, Joram Gil, UNESCO Chair in Water Resources Sustainability, Guatemala  -  Download Presentation

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dinner & Reception: Closing Remarks, Miguel Doria, UNESCO-International Hydrological Program; Conference Wrap-Up and Call to Action, John Etgen, Project WET Foundation  -  Link to Conference Evaluation - Montana State University Room

8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Music and Dancing: Western Hoedown - Featuring The Saddle Tramps - Gallatin Jefferson Room

Saturday, September 17

6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Yellowstone National Park Field Tour - Click here to view photos from the Field Tour

Presentations not appearing in the proceedings were not furnished by the presenter.

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