Where does my water come from? How does water get to my house? How much water do I use in one day? Where does water goes after I use it? How do I conserve water?
The Neponset River Watershed Association’s award-winning Water Conservation Program provides the answers to these questions, and more.
This FREE public school education program is funded through each town’s respective water department, and is geared toward students in grades 4 or 5, who have familiarity with the water cycle.
There are also art programs available to high school graphic design/fine arts students. Past projects have included the creation of water conservation education posters, which have been displayed at the MA State House.
Water Conservation Sample Program
- Water Resources – groundwater, surface water, aquifers, reservoirs
- Infrastructure – wells, pumps, pipes, tanks, meters
- Treatment – filtration, chemicals
- Measurement – gallons per minute, gallons per flush
- Conservation – daily usage, behavior changes, appliances
- Wastewater – sewer, septic
- Stormwater – one of the biggest sources of local water pollution
- Groundwater model demonstration
A few details about the program:
- Each session takes 1 hour. (Plan for two 1-hour visits.)
- One classroom (or up to 30 students) per presentation.
- Three classrooms can be visited per day.
- Register early! Classes run throughout the school year but fill up fast.
To register for a classroom visit, please contact Nancy Fyler at email@example.com or call 781-575-0354 x307
Materials for students & teachers
- Test Your WaterSense! (game)
- Student pledge to conserve water
- How to make an “edible” aquifer
- How to build a model watershed
- EPA Drinking Water & Groundwater Games & Activities (for students & teachers)
- Groundwater Animation/Video (Watch below. Make sure your volume is turned on!)