Central Basin Education Manager Named Educator of the Year by the American Meteorological Society
Mark Moss receives national award for his environmental student education programs
COMMERCE, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Central Basin Municipal Water District’s Education Manager, Mark Moss, was honored on Monday with the Distinguished Educator Award by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for his outstanding commitment to water education curriculum and programs.
Each year, the AMS grants this national award to one educator who has made extensive efforts to inform the general public in the areas of weather, ocean, climate, water cycle and space weather studies.
“Central Basin’s education programs are top notch,” said Central Basin Board President Ed Vasquez. “Thanks to the work Mark has done over the years, we continue to engage our youth on the importance of water stewardship and conservation. We are very proud of the work he has done.”
For more than 18 years, Mark has developed environmental programs for grades K-12 that combine California State Teaching Standards with innovative, hands-on activities and field trips. In the 2010-11 school year alone, more than 37,000 students participated in the District’s 11 education programs. The programs, which have won numerous awards, cover such relevant topics as water conservation, the water cycle, climate change, pollution and many others.
Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society promotes the education of oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of more than 2 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region. For more information please visit www.centralbasin.org.
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SOURCE Central Basin Municipal Water District