This fall, due to COVID, we are offering remote programming for our Indigenous School Water Programs.
We will mail out comprehensive STEM-based water science learning resource kits for K-12 schools, including lesson plans. Water First will co-deliver the workshops via video conferencing with classes. And we will support school staff virtually on how to use these hands-on resources students.
We aim to have community speakers join us virtually as well, to integrate crucial local Indigenous knowledge and create connections between the content and the community.
Our programs will still include an important environmental conservation action component. We will work closely with groups of student scientists to complete a multi-workshop series. This series will ultimately provide them with the foundational knowledge and training to conduct a source water monitoring project on water bodies of the community’s choice. Students will also share messages about environmental conservation and sustainability to inform the community of their work and raise awareness.
Before being mailed out, all resource kits will be carefully prepared, while adhering to strict COVID appropriate sanitization and safety measures.