Students participate in a community-building activity.
Students view a PowerPoint to get an overview of the program goals and activities.
Students work with a "new friend" to make an inventory of everything they do in a day at home that requires water. Students then visit the USGA Water Science School to calculate their average daily water use. Students enter their results on the Google Form below.
Together, the group reads "The Last Drop," an article about Louise Pape, a person living on the high desert in northern New Mexico, and her efforts to conserve water use. The article also discusses the water situation of the residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico and their efforts to cut water use. Students discuss whether they are willing to go to the same lengths as Pape and the residents of Albuquerque to save water.
Students view the class graph made from the Google spreadsheet and decide if they use water responsibly. They decide how they can make changes and put their water-environment-saving goals into the "I Can" container.
Students view Why We Need to Clean Up the Bay video.
"Homework:" Students determine the average time they run the water when they brush their teeth and shower so their water-usage numbers can be adjusted the next week. Permission slips for the Chesapeake Bay Clean Up Day are given out. They are due before or at the next meeting.