Decatur Education Foundation Announces Symposium that Explores Global Water Issues

Gail Rothman sends along this announcement…

The Decatur Education Foundation, in partnership with City Schools of Decatur International Baccalaureate (IB) program, is pleased to announce Water Wise, a Funk Global Symposium.  Water Wise is an educational opportunity for  all 8th and 9th grade students enrolled in City Schools of Decatur to explore global water issues through multiple perspectives.

The symposium will offer a menu of break out sessions. Presenters will provide interactive and discussion-based sessions on global water issues

Click here to access the Request for Workshop Proposals (http://decatureducationfoundation.org/our-work/water-wise-a-funk-global-symposium/.  Sessions should be age-appropriate, interactive and have an element of discussion for students.  Session leaders must be prepared to lead two morning sessions. Presenters will be done with morning sessions by 12:00 PM but are welcome to stay for lunch and the afternoon program.

The Water Wise keynote address will be presented by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez, documentary filmmakers whose multiple award-winning short film,Carbon For Water, explores an innovative solution to the water crisis and associated environmental crisis facing people in the Western Province of Kenya. See http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/carbon-for-water-film/filmmakers.html for details.

For more information email [email protected]decatureducationfoundation.org.

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