It is with great appreciation that we recognize the accomplishments of Joe Pitts. Although he has worn many hats in education and in the world of water, he is best known to Project WET as the first State Coordinator for Missouri Project WET. Before his days with Project WET, Joe taught high school biology at Houston, Missouri and had worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for a number of years. Joe worked on the original Project WET Activity Guide and brought the program to Missouri and to DNR in 1995. Missouri Project WET flourished under his leadership and many Missouri teachers and educators are thankful for Joe’s workshops over the years.
At the national Project WET level, Joe served on the Coordinator’s Council for many years and represented the Project WET Foundation in 2000 in Melbourne, Australia as part of the 10th World Water Congress.
Joe still facilitates WET workshops when he can and we are always glad to have his expertise. He just facilitated a Project WET workshop at the Interface Math and Science Teachers’ conference at the end of February and that makes his….hmmmm…60th? workshop. Let’s just say that Joe has done countless Project WET workshops in Missouri and we thank him for every one! Happy retirement, Joe!