Wonders of Water Wednesday! | Kids Out and About San Jose

Wonders of Water Wednesday!


*The event has already taken place on this date: Wed, 01/05/2022
Join Valley Water’s Education Outreach Team every Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. for Wonders of Water Wednesday! We offer a new and fun after-school water science program every week, sign up and invite your friends! Interested in Valley Water books and virtual zoom backgrounds? Take our post event survey and earn your prizes!

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Here is the schedule:

Suggested age group- 4th-5th grade

January 20- Watershed Maps

Watershed Maps is a hands-on activity where students make a 3D map that demonstrates and defines the concepts of watersheds, and point and non-point source pollution. Using just a piece of paper, markers, and a touch of water, students will follow along and create their own working model of a watershed. (Materials required – paper, washable markers, water, plate).

January 27- Hidden water

This interactive program explores the concept of a water footprint as students learn about the difference between direct and indirect water use. Through interactive games students investigate how much water it takes to make many of the products they use every day and look at various menus to calculate the water used to create the food that we eat.

February 3- Plastic Voyages

After a brief presentation exploring the global issue of plastic waste, students will put their knowledge to the test during an interactive game. Using common items from their own homes, students will identify sources of marine debris, describe the potential effects of plastic waste on aquatic wildlife and habitat, and brainstorm specific actions we can all take to remedy the problem.

February 10- H20 on the Go!

Students take a journey through the water cycle as they explore the interaction between the natural water cycle and the human-constructed water cycle. During an interactive game, students will experience one of the many pathways that water takes as it cycles through the environment. The program ends with a discussion about the ways that humans impact water and how we can act as stewards of our environment.

Suggested age group- Kinder-3rd grade

February 17- The Little Blue Hen: A Conservation Story

The Little Blue Hen is inspired by “The Little Red Hen” story and tells the tale of the Little Blue Hen as she learns to conserve water every day. Told in the style of a storybook and with opportunities to join in, students will learn fun ways that they can help conserve water in their homes.

February 24- The Three Little Pigs and the Bad Weather Wolf!

In our version of the classic story, students follow along as the Three Little Pigs take on a new foe – The Big Bad Weather Wolf. The tale focuses on the problems that can be caused by flooding and the importance of being prepared for emergencies by making an emergency plan and packing an emergency backpack

March 3- The Water Cycle Boogie!

Students will learn how water travels around the planet as they sing the Water Cycle Boogie. As they take their journey, they will each make a bracelet with colored beads that represent the different stages of the water cycle. (Bracelet materials and water cycle workbooks can be provided)

March 10- Watershed Maps

Watershed Maps is a hands-on activity where students make a 3D map that demonstrates and defines the concepts of watersheds, and point and non-point source pollution. Using just a piece of paper, markers, and a touch of water, students will follow along and create their own working model of a watershed. (Materials required – paper, washable markers, water, plate).

Suggested age group- 6th-8th grade

March 24- Plastic Voyages

After a brief presentation exploring the global issue of plastic waste, students will put their knowledge to the test during an interactive game. Using common items from their own homes, students will identify sources of marine debris, describe the potential effects of plastic waste on aquatic wildlife and habitat, and brainstorm specific actions we can all take to remedy the problem.

March 31- Hidden Water

This interactive program explores the concept of a water footprint as students learn about the difference between direct and indirect water use. Through interactive games students investigate how much water it takes to make many of the products they use every day and look at various menus to calculate the water used to create the food that we eat.

April 7- Discover California Water

Beginning with an exploration of our State’s water supply system, students learn about Santa Clara County’s water supply as they play an interactive game that tests their knowledge of water science and California’s complex system of aqueducts, reservoirs and water infrastructure.

April 14- Watershed Maps

Watershed Maps is a hands-on activity where students make a 3D map that demonstrates and defines the concepts of watersheds, and point and non-point source pollution. Using just a piece of paper, markers, and a touch of water, students will follow along and create their own working model of a watershed. (Materials required – paper, washable markers, water, plate).


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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Contact name: 
Valley Water Outreach
The event has already taken place on this date: 
01/05/2022
Time: 
2:00 PM