WEF Commends Hamline University for Recent Environmental Award

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently congratulated Hamline University for taking top honors at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, England for its Waters to the Sea: The Chattahoochee River CD-Rom.

The international, bi-annual event is the world's premiere festival for nature and wildlife media production.

The CD-Rom, second in a series on North America's rivers, explores the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers from ancient times to the present. Three historic guides, including 2003 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Laureate Heather Mispagel, lead users on an adventure that investigates the human events and land-use practices that have helped shape the landscape and environmental quality of rivers in southeastern U.S.

Multi-media activities help connect these lessons in environmental history with hydrology, ecology and the science of water quality. John Shepard, concept developer and producer of the project is a WEF member and serves on the Federation's Public Education Committee.

"WEF is dedicated to educating the public and key stakeholders about the importance of preserving water for future generations," said WEF Executive Director Bill Bertera. "The Federation commends Hamline University for producing an award-winning CD-Rom series that promotes holistic, watershed-based solutions for our most basic water issues."

For more information visit http://cgee.hamline.edu/waters2thesea/Chattahoochee/.


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