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Pre K - Second Grade

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Pre K - K

Program duration: 30 minutes

“The Little Blue Hen” 
The Little Blue Hen is inspired by “The Little Red Hen” story and tells the inspiring tale of the Little Blue Hen and the ways that she learns to conserve water every day. This story is presented using story cards in the style of a Kamishibai presentation; a traditional Japanese “Paper Theater” and story-telling technique.

Kamishibai Story-telling
kamishibai is a traditional Japanese story-telling technique. The Little Blue Hen is a conservation story where the hen teaches us to conserve water every day. The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Weather Wolf is our flood season story where students learn how and where to build homes to make them flood-safe.

Puppet Shows
Our conservation-themed puppet show features Elmo and Grover in the park where they learn about the importance of picking up litter, recycling, planting trees, and saving water. During flood season Hoots McDrip joins his friends Elmo and Grover and helps to teach them about flood safety.

Sink or Float
This fun activity introduces early scientific principles as children experiment with objects to discover whether they sink or float when placed in water.

Weather Stories
Students explore weather through stories and art and make their own weather wheel to track the weather every day.

 

 

 

First Grade

Program duration: 70 minutes (2 activities: 35 minutes each)

Kamishibai Story-telling
kamishibai is a traditional Japanese story-telling technique. The Little Blue Hen is a conservation story where the hen teaches us to conserve water every day. The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Weather Wolf is our flood season story where students learn how and where to build homes to make them flood-safe.

"The Little Blue hen" Kamishibai  Presentation
The Little Blue Hen is inspired by “The Little Red Hen” story and tells the inspiring tale of the Little Blue Hen and the ways that she learns to conserve water every day. This story is presented using story cards in the style of a Kamishibai presentation; a traditional Japanese “Paper Theater” and story-telling technique.

Land Forms
Through this activity students will simulate a rain storm and learn what a mountain range is, what a watershed is, and watch how rivers and lakes take shape.

Water Match
Students learn about water as a solid, liquid and a gas and play a matching game as they categorize different images of water according to its state.

Second Grade

Program duration: 70 minutes (2 activities: 35 minutes each)

Creek Story
Students will see the effects a community has on their local water supply. This activity demonstrates how their water use affects not themselves, but also the world around them, while teaching a simple conservation message.

Fin Rummy
Students learn about the salmon lifecycle and the many different types of habitats they live in. This presentation informs students about the importance of keeping our water ways clean, as well as conserving water to help protect all forms of life.

Drops on a Penny
This is a fun and interactive activity that incorporates water science to challenge student minds in the field of water. By dropping water on a penny students will experience phenomena of cohesion in a fun filled manner.

On Track with Hydration
On Track with Hydration is an activity that shows students the many different ways that water enters and exits our body. This activity aims to inform students about the importance of staying hydrated, as well as water conservation.

Teacher Checkout Kits

Third grade

Water Cycle Boogie 
Through the use of song and dance, the Water Cycle Boogie activity provides students with knowledge about how our water gets naturally recycled and cleaned by nature. Students will also get a chance to make bracelets symbolizing the different stages of the water cycle for better memory.

Watershed Maps 
What is a Watershed? Watershed maps is a hands-on activity that provides students with a clear visual that demonstrates and defines the concepts of watersheds, and point and non-point source pollution. Concluding the activity we will discuss what the students learned as well as discuss the safety aspects of living in a watershed.

Fourth grade

Watershed Maps
What is a Watershed? Watershed maps is a hands-on activity that provides students with a clear visual that demonstrates and defines the concepts of watersheds, and point and non-point source pollution. Concluding the activity we will discuss what the students learned as well as discuss the safety aspects of living in a watershed.

Incredible Journey 
Water on the go! The Incredible Journey activity is an exciting game that illustrates the different ways water moves throughout our environment. Students role-play being drops of water as they journey through the water cycle and record their journey to discuss at the end of the activity.

Fifth grade

Water Crossing
In this design challenge, students engineer a miniature raft that will carry “cargo” across a “river” as both native people and early settlers had to do. The goal of this activity is for small groups of students (using only sticks, string, and scissors) to carry their cargo for at least 3 seconds. This activity aims to explain the teamwork and thought processes that go into designing a water supply system.