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Rowland Water District Supports Water Education in Rowland Schools

Rowland Water District Supports Water Education in Rowland Schools

Fourth and fifth grade students from area schools, including Rowland Schools Oswalt Academy, Telesis Academy, Jellick Elementary, Shelyn Elementary, are learning about water resources thanks to a $2,500 grant from Rowland Water District. Instructors from the Youth Science Center are teaching classes through February 2013.


“Water is critical, especially in California, so making hands-on, interactive lessons helps the learning come alive,” said Mrs. Korkowski, Jellick Elementary School 4th/5th grade teacher.


Over the course of three days students are guided through three different hands-on water related activities. Students learn about the water cycle, the states of water and where the local water supply comes from. They also become scientists as they test water samples.


“Giving a field trip experience within the classroom is a great way for us to support education in our community,” said Ken Deck, Rowland Water District General Manager.


The next Rowland Schools to participate will be Killian Elementary on December 4, 11 and 18th and Blandford Elementary on February 14, 21 and 28, 2013.


For more information about the Youth Science Center visit www.youthsciencecenter.org and for more information about Rowland Water District visit www.rowlandwater.com.


JELLICK ELEMENTARY PHOTOS: Hillary Nguyen, Luz Martinez, Emily Ma, Mrs. Bermudez and Wedgeworth Youth Science Center instructor Patricia Allaf work as a group to create the water treatment process. The lessons at Jellick Elementary School were sponsored by Rowland Water District.


Fifth grade Jellick Elementary School student JeAnne Ramirez explores the globe to demonstrate the amount of water that covers the earth.  Instructors from Wedgeworth Youth Science Center brought interactive lessons to the school thanks to a grant from Rowland Water District.

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