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U of M, Crookston Natural Resources Students Become Project WET Educators
April 27, 2009

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (; Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (

Twenty-nine Natural Resources students enrolled in the park and recreation management class at the University of Minnesota, Crookston have recently completed training to become Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) educators.

Students taking part in the training included:

 Jake Anderson, Lakeville, Minn.; Matthew Anderson, Nashwauk, Minn.; Nathan Aspelin, Fisher, Minn.; Aaron Betcher, Red Wing, Minn.; Erick Elgin, Mora, Minn.; Heather Herrig, Mountain Lake, Minn.; Timothy Kanten, Milan, Minn.; Andrew Knapton,
Students who completed Project WET training.
Students who completed Project WET training.
Greenfield, Minn.; Joshua Larson, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Jonathan Libbey, Grand Rapids, Minn.; Melissa Mackedanz, Spicer, Minn.; Eric McCoy, Williston, N.D.; Charles Michealson, Morris, Minn.; Jeffrey Pokorney, Bertha, Minn.; Marcus Ramsay, Bathgate, N.D.; Tyler Reiner, Sanborn, Minn.; Joshua Ribar, Westville, Ind.; Jessica Schein, Cannon Falls, Minn.; Ryan Scholl, Little Falls, Minn.; Jeffrey Sieger, Grand Forks, N.D.; Darin Smith, Hines, Minn.; John Stone, Lakeville, Minn.; William Storm, Cohasset, Minn.; Andrew J. Wilson, South Milwaukee, Wis.; Trent Wise, Walker, Minn.; Justin Wolden, Wadena, Minn.; Anthony Wolf, Glenwood, Minn.; Tammy Wroblewski, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Jeff Wilson, Spooner, Wis.

Project WET is an international, interdisciplinary water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators. First established in Minnesota in 1995, Project WET consists of classroom instruction, environmental education projects, and interpretive talks presented to school groups and classes throughout the community. For more information, visit

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit