February 13, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Inzillo, 908-789-3670
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Teacher Training Investigates
 Healthy Water, Healthy People

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite educators of children in grades 6-12 to take part in a teacher-training workshop entitled “Healthy Water, Healthy People,” on Thursday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

“This workshop will encourage participants to look at water quality and its connections with environmental and human health,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “The Watchung Reservation, with its many streams, lakes and ponds, offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the importance of water in everyday life.”

“Healthy Water, Healthy People” is an advanced workshop for both formal and informal people like scout leaders and non-profit workshop instructors who teach grades 6-12 and have a basic water chemistry background. Activities in this workshop are correlated with the National Science Education Standards and designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. Participation in a “Project Wet” training session is recommended although not required.

Space is limited and participants must pre-register. The fee is $10 per person which includes the Healthy Water, Healthy People curriculum guide and the opportunity to receive six NJDOE credits. Morning refreshments will be served during registration but participants should bring lunch.

For additional information on Healthy Water, Healthy People or for information on upcoming programs and special events at Trailside Nature and Science Center, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on our website at

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.