by Robin McKillop
Did you know that this week—April 14-20, 2013—is National Environmental Education Week? Hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation, this week is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. It is held each year the week before Earth Day to inspire environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. In 2013, the focus is on “Taking Technology Outdoors” with emphasis placed on the growing opportunity to engage today’s students in learning about the environment by “plugging into nature” through new technologies. Visit the National Environmental Education Week website for additional information about this event, including supporting activities and instructions for registering.
The Marin Municipal Water District is pleased to support environmental education through our Water Wonders Education Program for grades K-12. Our fun-filled, informative programs are offered free of charge to schools in our service area and are designed to support California education standards. Each year we provide school assemblies, field trips, classroom presentations, water quality lab tours and service learning opportunities to thousands of students throughout our service area. By teaching students about the source and use of their water, we hope to inspire them to take action to conserve this precious resource and to protect our watershed lands.