Water Wins Big With Cash for Local Teachers
EduBucks Program Promotes the Importance of Water Education
For Everyday Life in 21st Century California
(March 26, 2018) Rowland Water District is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s EduBucks educational program, which drives area teachers to think outside the box and win cash prizes for their creative water activities, curriculum, and field trips.
Educators from Rowland Elementary School, Jellick Elementary School, Telesis Academy, and Blandford Elementary School were among the many applicants to receive EduBucks from Rowland Water through its partnership with Water Education/Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC). The 2018 EduBucks recipients are:
Khandy Ly-Rowland Elementary School- 1st Grade-“Water Cycle with Legos”
Gilbert Navarro-Jellick Elementary School-4th-6th Grade-“Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels”
Catherine Miyagishima-Telesis Academy-entire school-“Urban Garden with Hydroponics”
Rowland Elementary School 5th Grade Team-“The Most Powerful Force in the Universe: WATER”
Blandford Elementary School 2nd Grade Team-“Taking Care of the Ocean”
“The EduBucks incentive is a terrific, fun-filled way for our educators to get students excited about water conservation,” explains Tom Coleman, Rowland Water District General Manager. “We are proud of the comprehensive educational program we have built here at Rowland Water, and are confident that this year’s winners are more than capable of assisting us in making the general public aware of the importance of saving water, which also helps our local environment and economy.”
For more than 20 years, Rowland Water and WEWAC have awarded hundreds of dollars or more annually to area schools, teachers, and organizations who apply for EduBucks, with the goal of introducing new water-wise habits into the curriculum of those schools. This year, each of the local winners received up to $700 each to be spent towards the development of creative water-related projects and activities, or towards the funding of student field trips. Financial support is also made available for creative classroom projects developed by K-12 teachers and their students.
“A Rowland Water District representative will visit each school to ensure that the winning projects have been completed,” adds Coleman. “Each teacher recipient is also required to submit pictures of their project, a final project budget, and a written summary of what their students learned in order to confirm that the project results aligned with the original scope of their educational endeavor.”
For more information about the EduBucks program or about Rowland Water District visit www.rowlandwater.com
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