Never Looked At Water Consumption?

Dec 02, 2020


(Courtesy photo) “Their weekly engagement and reflections about what they learned showed me that they really valued this experience, and that they really needed it, too,” she said in the press release. Earlier this year, the Solano County Water Agency, the cities and county of Solano, and local wastewater agencies came together in full support of funding Solano Resource Conservation District’s virtual water education programs. The next step was adapting the program curriculum and training environmental educators to deliver digital content. “Our team of educators strive to do their best to engage with students through virtual adventures to our parks and open spaces,” said Marianne Butler, of the conservation district, in a press release. “They teach with their full heart and work to connect with students on a level they have never had to before.” Butler is the environmental education director for the conservation district. To help keep the virtual experience engaging, program educators implement chat boxes, games, polls, mindfulness activities additional info and movement to help students process what they are learning and interact at levels in which they are most comfortable. On the field trip, students also get to step away from the computer and explore their own surroundings, nature journal, and write poetry. Back on screen, they may find themselves getting excited over a glimpse of a curious river otter poking its head out of the water or a great egret taking flight as a train passes by. For more than a decade, the Solano Resource Conservation District has provided thousands of Solano County K-12 students a variety of in-person water education programs featuring hands-on lessons, field trips and preparatory activities. Things changed in March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent shelter-at-home orders went into effect.