What do JENGA, musical chairs, carpet squares, competition, and creativity all have in common? These are all key ingredients that come together to help educate and inspire the next generation on water, soil, and natural resources, thanks to the Water Rocks! youth outreach program.
Earlier this week, the Water Rocks! team spent two days teaching 5th graders in the Waukee School District all about biodiversity. We visited 5th grade classrooms at Brookview Elementary and Woodland Hills Elementary, spending 50 minutes in each individual classroom with our super energetic, super fun “Trees, Bees, and Biodiversity” program!
Over the years, we’ve found that school visits are most effective when we work with one individual class at a time – this offers the greatest opportunity for hands-on, interactive activities, as well as questions and dialogue. And this “Trees, Bees, and Biodiversity” program is chock full of hands-on, interactive games and activities!
Here are a few snapshots to highlight these school visits:
Check out the 2015 Schedule of Events to see where we’re headed next. While our fall schedule is closed, we are currently accepting requests for second semester school visits, over the months of February – May. Learn more about our offerings on the Classroom Visits webpage, and then hop on over to Request a Visit!