Since 2008, the Neponset River Watershed Association has provided an award-winning Water Conservation Program to public school students throughout the region, often visiting more than 2,500 students in a school year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!)