(Kansas City, Mo.) –The numbers keep growing as KC Water continues to spread the message of water quality to more and more students.
The Journey of Stormwater: From KC to the Sea is a national award-winning curriculum that introduces students to stormwater runoff, water pollution, and what happens to water after it washes down the drain.
During the recently-completed 2015-2016 school year, 3,321 students in 37 schools participated in the class, which means KC Water reached 820 more students this year, a 33% increase from the previous school year.
Lara Isch and Kate Delahunt are KC Water’s Water Quality Educators. Together, they prepare, plan, and present the curriculum for 4th through 6th graders.
“During each class we see students realize for the first time how runoff affects water quality. We show them simple actions they and their family can do to make a difference. The more people who understand how daily life affects our creeks, streams, and rivers, the better decisions we can all make,” said Isch.
Through the five sessions students learn how precipitation moves through the watershed. They demonstrate how water becomes polluted, and they understand how best management practices (BMPs) improve the quality of our water. And, at the end, they create a public service announcement to persuade people to follow BMPs in their treatment of this valuable resource.
This program is free and is available to schools within KC Water rate-payer boundaries.
For more information about “KC to the Sea,” please visit www.kcwaterservices.org/kc-to-the-sea.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.