Educating our Children One Classroom at a Time
Be part of an award-winning educational program dedicated to teaching our children specific ways to protect and conserve their precious freshwater resources… Sign up to teach or sponsor WaterWise today!
Educators and industry professionals understand how important it is to teach our children to protect and respect the world they live in – today and in the future. Water conservation education is paramount in this effort.
The need for educating our children about the importance of water conservation — and, just as important, showing them specific ways to conserve — is a critical component to ensuring our future water supply.
For years, the Fort Bend Subsidence District has partnered with local Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) and other water industry professionals to bring a specially tailored version of the National WaterWise Program’s innovative classroom experience to our local schools. In fact, the program is now active throughout Fort Bend County, reaching over 10,000 area 4th and 5th grade students annually.
We understand the stressors that teachers face today — the pressures of STARR/TEKS, limited class time for in depth projects, complicated by their own hectic schedules– all reasons we chose this excellent program. WaterWise addresses these issues and plans their curriculum accordingly.
Through the WaterWise Program, students learn about conservation in a classroom setting. The new knowledge is then taken home and shared with their families and friends, reinforcing the lessons learned. The recently redesigned kit features student artwork on the back and the contents of the kit are below.
Our new, easy to transport WaterWise kit is a favorite with the kids (and their parents)! Full of important items useful for educating and beginning the water conservation process, the kits are a high-quality, impressive component of the WaterWise Program.
With a lifetime warranty and a chrome-plated, solid brass hex head, this water-saving showerhead is an easy, first step to conserving water in the bathroom.
Install this onto your current kitchen sink faucet and start saving water at an astonishing 2.0 gpm (gallons per minute). It’s easy to install and is conveniently adjustable for spray or stream.
This interesting gadget is another way to conserve in the bathroom. Put it on full-flow for shaving and adjust to trickle-flow to maintain water temperature.
Leaky toilets can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water per year. Check for leaks with these easy-to-use detector tablets – just drop them in and see if the water turns blue!
For every 10 degrees Fahrenheit that you lower your water temperature, you can save 6% off your water heating bill. Dip the card into a cup filled with your faucet’s hottest water – and find out how little it takes for you to make a difference.
Calculate the volume of water your toilet uses with every flush.
Determine how much you are conserving by testing the flow rate of your old showerhead versus your new high efficiency showerhead. The test bag is easy to use and takes only 5 seconds!
Since 1994, the WaterWise program has grown to serve well over 60,000 students and teachers each year! Throughout the years, the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District has established a valued partnership with several of our local Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), cities, water authorities, and many other professionals in the water conservation industry. Due to their continued support and belief in this award winning program, we are able to provide materials to 4th and 5th grade students who attend schools within the Harris, Galveston, and Fort Bend county jurisdiction FREE of charge to the school. In an effort to spread the importance of water conservation education effectively, you can expect the WaterWise materials to be up-to-date with the Texas Education Agency’s standards. By offering fun, hands on, interactive lessons that bring real-world content into the classroom, knowledge can be applied in the classroom and then utilized at home.
Current and Future WaterWise Sponsors
Make a Difference Today: Bring Waterwise to Your Local Elementary School and Earn Groundwater Credits in the Process
If you’re a municipal utility district, water-related professional or simply an organization or individual interested in ensuring the availability of our current and future freshwater supply… you’re in the right place.
Partnering with HGSD and the award-winning Waterwise program will not only provide students and teachers with the educational materials they need, but will allow your organization to directly impact the preservation of freshwater sources in our area. And did we mention the groundwater credits you’ll earn? HGSD, Waterwise, and you… the true definition of a win/win situation.
Created for Teachers by Teachers
Waterwise is not only fun, results-driven and STREAMLINED, but it is flexible — a program that has, over the years, evolved to incorporate necessary and teacher-requested elements. Easy for you – effective for your students. And thanks to generous sponsors… you receive all materials and NO COST.
When you sign up for Waterwise, You’ll also receive the easy-to-follow teacher’s Guidebook, formatted to your needs. Elements include:
- Duration estimates for lessons
- Vocabulary lessons
- Objectives for each lesson
- Suggested classroom activities
- Supplemental activities in English and Spanish
- Home activities
- Discussion ideas
- “Make the Connection” section providing additional topics to be explored in class
We work hard to keep teachers and students excited about participating in this program and with continued feedback from those who participate and continued education on our end, we plan to stay at the forefront of water conservation education.
If you are an educator in Harris, Galveston, or Fort Bend county, sign up today to start taking advantage of this important program. If you are one of our many returning Educators, we appreciate your commitment to this worthy effort and are glad to have you back. Contact us now to reserve your opportunity to participate. Remember, this award-winning program is FREE! We appreciate your consideration and hope you decide to join us in teaching our children how their actions today can positively impact the world we live in tomorrow.
The graph below displays program participation in Harris, Galveston, and Fort Bend county schools from the 1994-1995 school year.