Kids 4 Water Conservation
We all use water for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing and watering our lawns, but water is a limited resource. That is why it is important that we all do our part in conserving water. Kids can make a huge impact simply by starting at home and changing the way their families, friends and classmates use water. If everyone saves a little we can save a lot.
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Fun Water Facts
· The existence of water is essential for life on Earth
· Water has three different states, liquid, solid and gas
· Water covers around 75% of the Earth’s surface
· Nearly 97% of water is salty or undrinkable
· Another 2% is in the ice caps or glaciers
· THAT LEAVES JUST 1% FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
· The average person in the United States uses 80 to 100 gallons of water each day
· Manatee County residents use an average of 76 gallons per day
· It takes 2 gallons to brush your teeth, 2 to 7 gallons to flush a toilet, and 25 to 50 gallons to take a shower
· Every glass of water brought to your table in a restaurant requires another two glasses of water to wash and rinse the glass
· Although a person can live without food for more than a month, a person can only live without water for approximately one week
· There is no such a thing as “new water”. The rain which falls today is the same rain that fell on prehistoric man and the dinosaurs.
· School Programs
Call now to schedule a classroom visit by the Manatee County Water Conservation Program. Our Water Conservation presenters will work with your classroom to provide the program that best fits your current curriculum. Presentations include educational videos, hands-on activities and take home materials suitable for all grade levels. Grade appropriate activity books, study guides and educational items are available for the students to use in the classroom and to take home and share water conservation lessons with their families. EnviroScape model helps students understand the watershed and prevention of water pollution through visual, hands-on interaction. Tours of the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant are also available (certain restrictions apply). Contact Water Conservation Program at 792-8811 Extension 5327 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Online Resources
Online educational tools for students and teachers available on the SWFWMD website . Take advantage of the educational resources that include the Classroom Conservation Challenge, kids’ page , Splash! activities, Florida Watersheds video and Teacher’s Guide, and virtual watershed excursions.
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· Splash! School Grants
The Splash! school grant program is funded by SWFWMD and provides up to $3,000 per school to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources issue. Public and charter school teachers of grades K – 12 are eligible to apply.