Chair: Rachel Patenaude
Staff: Mary Quigley
"Pre-Packaged Presentation Materials for K-12 Educational Outreach”
Models created for classroom use by the Youth Education Committee earned the New England Section (NEWWA) a 2019 Section Education Award from the American Water Works Association.
The committee's mission is to assist NEWWA in the development and implementation of youth education programs aimed at students from pre-school through post secondary education. Efforts will focus on classroom teacher and development of strong relationships with their local water utility.
Youth Education Committee activities include:
Developing educational resources that can be used by the NEWWA member, utilities, and teachers to facilitate discussions around water resources and conservation.
Partnering with the New England Water Environment Association's (NEWEA) Youth Education Committee to share and develop resources.
Developing and conducting a needs assessment regarding the interest and needs of utilities as it relates to youth education & awareness.
Analyzing and developing goals based on recently conducted needs assessment regarding the interest and needs of utilities as it relates to youth education & awareness.
Reviewing needs and developing educational resources for each age group (elementary, middle and high schools), which are compatible with each state’s core curriculum.
Presenting information and resources for utilities to use in their educational outreach efforts.
The Youth Education Committee has developed a series of educational modules for grades K-12. Click on the below links to download these modules for use in the classroom. All modules are compatible with each New England State's core curriculum standards.
Visit the New England Water Environment Association Public Education webpage to find the Water Environment School-age Presentation Toolkit, designed for NEWEA members, industry professionals, teachers, and other community leaders (4-H, scouting) looking to educate school-age children on the importance of water quality and the role it plays in each of our lives.
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