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Visual Tools for Watershed Education: National Leadership Forum Report (November 1999)

On November 17, 1999 some 120 education, environmental and communication leaders from across the nation assembled at the headquarters of the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC to take part in a forum that focused directly on how visual tools - maps, graphics, models and stories (mental pictures) --could help policy leaders, teachers, the media, and others to communicate meaningfully on the concept of watersheds. The modern need for addressing environmental and natural resource issues more systemically has given rise to greater emphasis on "watershed" approaches in planning, resource assessment and even political activism. It is rare in this day and age to have a discussion of water resources, fish and wildlife conservation, pollution control, flooding, weather, forestry, even land us management without making a mention of watersheds. Many public agencies and private land managers are fully and officially engaged in watershed management approaches. Even major new legislative initiatives discuss watersheds.

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Description On November 17, 1999 some 120 education, environmental and communication leaders from across the nation assembled at the headquarters of the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC to take part in a forum that focused directly on how visual tools - maps, graphics, models and stories (mental pictures) --could help policy leaders, teachers, the media, and others to communicate meaningfully on the concept of watersheds. The modern need for addressing environmental and natural resource issues more systemically has given rise to greater emphasis on "watershed" approaches in planning, resource assessment and even political activism. It is rare in this day and age to have a discussion of water resources, fish and wildlife conservation, pollution control, flooding, weather, forestry, even land us management without making a mention of watersheds. Many public agencies and private land managers are fully and officially engaged in watershed management approaches. Even major new legislative initiatives discuss watersheds.
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Keyword Watersheds, Visual Tools
Date Of Record Creation 2014-12-23 11:48:17
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Date Last Modified 2014-12-23 11:52:52
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2014-12-23 11:48:17 (W3C-DTF)

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