Category Archives: Water Education

Recent WoW Library additions

Our charity holds a useful collection of reference books. Most of these are on some water related subject like ‘Getting Food from Water’ by Gene Logsdon [ Pub.Rodale Press 1978. ISBN: 0-87857-232-5 ] but we also have books of literature and specialist books on the arts, design and publishing.

If you enjoy browsing book shelves, you’ll find those at our *HoBB Field Centre full of unexpected delights; for example:

‘The Land of Britain – its use and misuse’ [ 3rd Edn.] by L. Dudley Stamp [ Pub. Longmans, Green & Co Ltd. 1962 ]

‘Jazzways’ Edited by George S. Rosenthal & Frank Zachary [Pub. Musicians Press Ltd. London. 1947 ]

‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge [ Illus. and typography by Eric Saxton. Prod. at the College of Technology, School of Art, Oxford. 1958 ]

‘Sexism in Children’s Books’ Edited by the Children’s Rights Workshop. Pub.by Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative. 1976. pp60. Paperback.

‘Hydroponics – Food without Soil’ ( A Journal of Experiments 1938 to 1940)  by C. Isabel Hilyer [ Pub. Penguin Books Ltd. 1940 ]

‘Modern Sacred Art And The Church Of Assy’ by William S. Rubin [ Pub. Columbia University Press 1961 ]

‘The Development of the Theatre’ by Allardyce Nicoll [ 3rd Edn. ]  [ Pub. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.  1948 ]

‘The Water We Use’ by Brian & Mary Holmes [Pub. Methuen & Co Ltd. 1966 ]

‘Storyquest’ Project by Kate Norgate. An ‘Arts & Kids Creation’ (Book on loan from Chris Glynn.


* H.o.B.B. stands for ‘Home of BookBod’ so you can imagine that there are also a number of books here being carefully stored, repaired, loved, illustrated and written.

Do you have some books on water that you feel could help the studies of our international student volunteers? If so, please let us know. Thank you.

 

The solution is Education

As part of every WoW Workshop we make the opportunity to ask students  “What’s the Solution to the World’s Problems?”. The single most popular answer is, ‘Education’ – and we also get a few answers that confirm  there’s a shallow understanding of some global issues.

“Education, without learning the lesson, creates only a lack of understanding,” so to better ourselves and the quality of our outreach workshops, we ask that all students feedback their views, live, during our workshops. However, when asked to evaluate the results of an outreach programme that’s been grant funded, we design project-specific questionaires. Here’s an example questionaire from our first @Gallery37brum, handed in to us by Mohinder Bagry who went on to author the UK book on the progress of Gallery 37 which started in Chicago.

Not all global issues are fun and easy to solve, so it’s a challenge to motivate people to adopt them all. Asking a class in primary school, “who wants a career in stopping fat balls developing in drains and helping wet wipe producers adapt their product?” doesn’t get a show of eager hands. So although education is the solution, it’s a global education over time that’s needed so no one generation ever achieves it all.

40 Years of gradual progress

World of Water will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary and undaunted by the task of gearing up the whole World for the ever cleaner and wiser future it needs, our charity is readying itself to use augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cognitive services and inter-planet networking to help all Worlds of Water – whatever lengths we have to go.

Background:

World of Water started as an educational project developed by Abergwen Aquaculture, Pencader, Wales. Its first two students, Wayne and Peter , coined the phrase ‘World of Water’ in 1978.

Our charity’s board of Trustees includes Wendy Tabrizi (Senior Teaching Fellow and Head of Marketing & Strategy Department, Aston University).

Our schools outreach programme continues through Image of Learning (see pre 2014 archive site) – a project originally co-founded by myself and former primary teacher Peter Scott M.A.. (IOL Bios)