BLUE PLANET DEFENDERS
A partnership with Alabama Clean Water Partnerships (ACWP)
Montgomery Clean City Commission and Alabama Clean Water Partnership have partnered to create and facilitate a 5th grade environmental club called Blue Planet Defenders. We go in-depth on the topics of the water cycle, non-point source water pollution, water sheds and how wet lands work to keep water clean and we do it all with fun, hands on learning projects. We also show students how their actions make a difference in the health of water where they live! Working with one school a year Blue Planet Defenders meets once a month for 5 meetings and culminates in a Field Day event which offers more educational opportunities.
For the 2017-18 school year we have partnered with Flowers Elementary for Blue Planet Defenders. Thank you to the Principal and 4th grade teachers for being so friendly and welcoming when making this partnership possible!
MONTGOMERY COUNTY WATER FESTIVAL
A Partnership with Montgomery Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board (MWWSSB)
The purpose of this event is to educate fourth-grade students in Montgomery County about aspects of water and other related natural resources. They participate in interactive hands-on activities with the goal of instilling in them a general environmental awareness and stewardship ethic. The Festival is offered to all fourth-grade students in Montgomery County. This includes public and private schools, as well as homeschool students. The material presented at the Festival meets the objectives included in their course of study and SAY requirements. Each class participates in three hands-on water related activities and attends an exciting educational entertainment session
Students attending the Festival learn about the interdependence of plants, trees, wildlife, soil and water and the importance of water to all life. Also stressed is the effect of human actions on water and all nature and the need for responsible action. Teachers and students attending the Festival are also given educational materials to build upon environmental concepts taught at the event.