Water Education & Conservation Challenge for Third Graders
Earlier this year, PRWC was brought on by Connecticut Water Company (CWC) to help develop a Water Conservation Education Program for third grade classes for schools served by CWC. Schools served by Connecticut Water are currently being invited to participate in the program for the 2017-18 school year. PRWC has developed educational programs for schools that are consistent with the state curriculum requirements using lesson plans from Project WET (“Water Education for Teachers” curriculum manual) which can supplement classroom teaching.
CWC employees will visit schools that sign-up for the Conservation Education program to teach students about the water cycle and water conservation through hands-on activities. The goal is to help students understand how limited and precious freshwater is on our planet and why we collectively need to protect it and use it wisely. As part of the program, students will be encouraged to sign a Water Conservation Pledge to conserve water at home. The classes with the highest percentage of returned pledges will be eligible to enter into a drawing to win a free trip to the CT Science Center. This summer, PRWC will train CWC staff in how to lead the classroom activities.