Teaching Kids About Water Conservation
If you have children in your life, whether they are your kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews, students, etc., you can teach them about water conservation! Teaching children the importance of conserving natural resources can help them make educated choices and be more conscious about the world they live in. As young students begin to transition their mindsets from the long summer vacation to the school year, a lesson about water conservation can ease them back into the learning mentality. Since school is online right now, this is also a perfect excuse to have some outdoor activities! This isn’t a topic we usually write about at the Water Spot, but I wanted to include something for the younger Round Rock residents since children are our future!
An easy way to start the conversation about water conservation is by showing the importance of water in our everyday lives. Kids can make a list of all the activities they do in the day that include water. This activity can start in the morning as they brush their teeth or grab a drink of water. This interactive activity gets children to notice the need for water in almost everything they do.
Take the kids up to see their water source! Round Rock’s main water source comes from Lake Georgetown which is just up the road! With these hot temperatures, a lake day seems just perfect! If you go to Overlook Park off D B Woods Rd, you can see the pipes that intake water for Round Rock! Whether your child has learned about the water cycle or not, the important thing here is to emphasize that rain runoff fills the lake! This lake water is what we use for all our necessities in life! Yes kids, that’s right. We drink lake water! 🙂
Here are three great books to for kids to read about water conservation. These are just three that I have picked out and enjoyed, but your child is welcome to read any book relating to water! All three of these books can be found at the Round Rock Public Library.
I Am Water by Jean Marzollo
“I am home for the fish.”
This book is great for younger elementary school kids to start getting familiar with the world around them. It lists water in every way in everyday life.
The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson
“Nibi” Ojibwe word for water
Great for older elementary age kids.
This true story tells the amazing journey of Nokomis (Grandma) walking around the lakes of North America spreading the word of protection and care for them.
Wonderful Water by Helen Lanz
Great for middle school age kids and older! This book is filled with interesting water facts and water saving tips kids can easily do at home!
If your child participates in any of these activities, they are eligible to win a prize! All you have to do is submit the list your child made about the uses of water in everyday life or send us a picture of the intake pipes you spotted at the lake! If your child read one of these books, they can send over a list of new things they learned from reading. Use this email: firstname.lastname@example.org