New Jersey American Water and Scholastic Partner to Provide New Jersey Teachers with Valuable Water Conservation Curriculum
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Just in time for Earth Day, New Jersey American Water and Scholastic are
partnering to help teachers throughout the state through Water
Works - a creative program that provides
valuable, free STEM-based curriculum focused on water and its importance
to everyday life.
"This is the third year New Jersey American Water has partnered with
Scholastic to bring water lessons to life for teachers and students
throughout the state of New Jersey," said Denise Venuti Free, New Jersey
American Water Director of Communications and External Affairs. "The
unique materials and creative experiments we've created focus on the
value of water and the importance of water conservation, which is
vitally important for sustaining our water security now and for
generations to come."
The Water Works curriculum is designed for children in grades
3-8, and includes a variety of classroom activities, worksheets and
assignment ideas focusing on the importance of water and water
conservation. Hands-on classroom experiments include a study of the
effects of time on pipes, how public water systems work and the
opportunity to build a model aquifer.
Created by Scholastic with the support of New Jersey American Water, the Water
Works curriculum meets a variety of New Jersey Core Curriculum
Content Standards with the hope of providing a useful, exciting
supplement to teachers' existing lesson plans.
In addition to the educational components of this program, participating
teachers are invited to enter the Water Works Sweepstakes for a chance
to win $500 and a rooftop rain barrel for their classroom. To
participate, teachers are asked to share photos of their water-related
class projects with New Jersey American Water. All
entries need to be submitted by April 5, 2018 for consideration -
photos can be submitted at www.scholastic.com/rainbarrel.
The Water Works program also includes a Family
Guide for students to share with their parents in an effort to bring
conservation tips into their homes.
For more information about the Water Works program or to obtain
this year's curriculum, visit www.scholastic.com/njaw.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 2.7 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com
and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.
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New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Communications and External Affairs
Source: New Jersey American Water
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