Valley Water has resumed its virtual after school science enrichment series Wonders of Water Wednesdays (WOWW), now at a new time of 4:00 p.m.
The program allows students to explore various aspects of water science. The upcoming schedule includes segments that are appropriate for both older elementary and middle school students, as well as younger grades:
Suggested age group- 4th-6th grade
September 8 - Discover California Water
Beginning with an exploration of our State’s water supply system, students learn about Santa Clara County’s water supply as they play an interactive game that tests their knowledge of water science and California’s complex system of aqueducts, reservoirs, and water infrastructure.
September 15 - Plastic Voyages
After a brief presentation exploring the global issue of plastic waste, students will put their knowledge to the test during an interactive game. Using common items from their own homes, students will identify sources of marine debris, describe the potential effects of plastic waste on aquatic wildlife and habitat, and brainstorm specific actions we can all take to remedy the problem.
September 22 - H20 on the Go
Students take a journey through the water cycle as they explore the interaction between the natural water cycle and the human-constructed water cycle. During an interactive game, students will experience one of the many pathways that water takes as it cycles through the environment. The program ends with a discussion about the ways that humans impact water and how we can act as stewards of our environment.
Suggested age group- K-3rd grade
September 29 - How to be a Conscious Conservationist
Students learn about the drought in Santa Clara County through a fun and interactive presentation and animated video. Carla the Conscious Conservationist teaches the students lots of simple water-saving tips that they can implement at home and share with their families.
October 6 - A Creek Story
Have you ever thought about the different ways that water gets used every day? During our Creek Story activity, students will hear about a creek and see the effects that the community has on its water supply. After the activity, we will brainstorm ways to conserve water every day so that there is enough for people, plants, and animals too.
October 13 - The Little Blue Hen: A Conservation Story
The Little Blue Hen is inspired by “The Little Red Hen” story and tells the tale of the Little Blue Hen as she learns to conserve water every day. Told in the style of a storybook and with opportunities to join in, students will learn fun ways that they can help conserve water in their homes.
October 20 - The Three Little Pigs and the Bad Weather Wolf
In our version of the classic story, students follow along as the Three Little Pigs take on a new foe – The Big Bad Weather Wolf. The tale focuses on the problems that can be caused by flooding and the importance of being prepared for emergencies by making an emergency plan and packing an emergency backpack.
October 27 - Water Cycle Boogie
Students will learn how water travels around the planet as they sing the Water Cycle Boogie. As they take their journey, they will each draw a diagram that represents the different stages of the water cycle. (materials required: one sheet of paper, pencil or pen)
You can register for these free programs here.