Interactive Water Education Website for Kids Now Accessible Across Platforms and in Chinese
FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 5, 2019
Bozeman, Mont. – DiscoverWater.org, the world’s leading water education website for children, can now be used on all operating systems and devices, thanks to a grant from Ecolab. Ecolab has also supported a complete Chinese translation at DiscoverWater.org/cn, making the site’s interactive digital activities accessible to Mandarin speakers around the world. Both DiscoverWater.org and DiscoverWater.org/cn are available for use free of charge for children, parents, educators and anyone else interested in water.
“Knowing that educators and parents rely on many different devices to help young people learn, we are excited that learners on desktop computers, tablets and even mobile devices can use DiscoverWater.org,” said Morgan Close, Vice President for Projects and Programs at the Project WET Foundation, which developed DiscoverWater.org. “Having a complete Chinese translation at DiscoverWater.org/cn gives the 1.2 billion people around the world who speak Mandarin the chance to learn and teach about water in a new way. We are grateful for Ecolab’s support in reaching more people with digital, interactive water education.”
The site’s mascot, a water-loving guide dog named Bridger, invites users to “Explore Watersheds”, “Discover Our Ocean”, “Investigate Fresh Water” and “Use Water Wisely”. Other units cover concepts such as the water cycle, healthy hydration, how soap and water interact to remove germs and how water is used in the production of everyday items. Short, animated videos introduce each topic. Resources for educators and parents, as well as assessment tools, are available.
Project WET and Ecolab have worked together since 2014 on the Clean and Conserve education program, which seeks to make the world a safer and healthier place through water conservation and hygiene education. To date, the program has reached nearly 7.5 million people worldwide.
The global leader in water education, Project WET first launched DiscoverWater.org in 2011 with an investment from Nestlé Waters North America.
About the Project WET Foundation: Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation has been dedicated to solving critical water challenges by teaching the world about water. Project WET ("WET" stands for "Water Education for Teachers") is active in all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.projectwet.org. Follow @projectwet on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Ecolab: A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab, Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab, LinkedIn at Ecolab or Instagram at Ecolab Inc.