The curriculum aims to build a new generation of leaders who understand how keeping San Diego’s water healthy leads to clean beaches to play on and a better overall environment and economy.
“Soon, our water’s fate will be out of our hands — our kids will be in charge,” said San Diego Coastkeeper Education Manager Sandra Lebrón at a press conference Tuesday in Barrio Logan. “Water Education for All inspires students to love and respect our water, then gives them the tools to take action.”
The curriculum has already reached students across the county during a pilot program sponsored by Port of San Diego. After its test run with 326 students yielded impressive results last year, The League of Extraordinary Scientists, a nonprofit that brings hands-on science lessons to San Diego County schools, decided to implement Water Education For All lessons in its programming countywide.
“We saw the Water Education for All lessons lighting up kids’ faces, exciting them about becoming protectors of San Diego’s rivers and ocean,” said League of Extraordinary Scientists CEO Jeane Wong, who participated in the pilot program. “When we saw the teachers inspired, too, we knew we had to make Water Education For All and other conservation lessons, part of our program for classrooms countywide.”
Educators and the public may access San Diego’s Water Education for All curriculum free of charge by visiting www.sdcoastkeeper.org.
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