BLUE PLANET DEFENDERS
Calling all potential partners- we need you! Read on.
Previously this partnership existed between Montgomery Clean City Commission and Alabama Clean Water Partnership. Sadly with the disbanding of ACWP we are now looking for other potential partners to help us make this program possible. If you are interested in partnering, or sponsoring our efforts, please contact us!
This program exists 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.
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.
*In 2018, 2,600 students from MPS schools attended the Water Festival!