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WaterWise Program Visit

How long does it take to get clean in the shower?  Is it 10 minutes?  Did you know that a 10 minutes shower with a standard shower head can use upwards of 80 gallons of water and generate up to 4 pounds of CO2 emissions?

"The need for educating our children about the importance of water conservation — and, just as important, showing them specific ways to conserve — is a critical component to ensuring our future water supply."

Our 4th and 5th Grade students had a wonderful presentation from David Martinez of the Houston Galveston Subsidence District today. Our 4th and 5th Grade students learned:

  • why we need to conserve water and how it benefits us.
  • only about 2% of the Earth's water is potable.
  • we can "reclaim" waste water and use it for many purposes.
  • about the different aquifers located in Texas.
  • how to describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of the Earth through the water cycle and explain the role of the Sun as a major source of energy in this process.
  • we can protect our future water supply by being water wise!
  • taking a 5 minute shower is all it takes to get clean.
  • and much much more!

Everything they learned correlated directly to our Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculums! Props to the HGSD for an amazing and entertaining educational program!

For more water news visit: http://watrnews.com/
Here are some tips for a greener lifestyle: http://www.greenlifestylechanges.com/take-5-minute-showers/
 

Lets all do our part! We can start by taking 5 Minute Showers!