Freshwater, World Savvy, UM, Breck sponsor panel discussion

World Savvy, a nonprofit organization devoted to global education, in partnership with the Breck School, the Freshwater Society and the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center, will host a community panel and facilitated discussion on Perspectives on Water in a Changing World, Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Breck School.

The event will promote World Savvy’s free online global affairs publication, the World Savvy Monitor (, Perspectives on Water in our Changing World . The discussion will feature diverse viewpoints on water issues locally, nationally and globally from Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota climatologist; Deborah L. Swackhamer, co-director of the Water Resources Center and Joan Nephew, executive director of the Freshwater Society. After a facilitated discussion, panelists will answer questions from the audience. This event is open to the public for a suggested donation of $10. Educators and students are particularly encouraged to attend.

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World Savvy is a global education non-profit working to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs. World Savvy was founded in 2002 to address this need and has since been providing dynamic professional development for educators and academic and arts programming for youth. In the 2000-10 school year, World Savvy will serve more than 6,000 youth and 750 educators nationally from its three offices: New York, San Francisco, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.  Core programs include: the Global Youth Media and Arts Program, World Affairs Challenge, Global Educators Program, and World Savvy Monitor.

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