Ask your mentor to do a presentation, then click on these links to learn more about water at schools.
- Calculate Your Water Footprint
- Clemson’s Carolina Clear
- EPA Water Topics
- Lexington County Storm Water Consortium
- Liquid Assets: The Critical Need to Safeguard Freshwater Ecosystems
- NASA Climate Kids Water
- Project Rain Barrel
- SC Project Wet
- SCDHEC Water Quality
- USGS Water Science School
- Water Conservation Tips
- Watershed Sleuth Challenge
- Web of Water from SCETV
- Adopt a Stream
- Carolina Rain Garden Initiative
- How Can I Make a Rain Barrel?
- SC DNR Trout in the Classroom
Ideas for sharing student water knowledge
- Post pictures with captions on your Green Steps school site
- Submit pictures with captions to the Green Steps blog and Facebook page
Make and Use a Citrus Classroom Cleaner
- Tear the peel from one orange and put it into any jar (like a clean peanut butter jar).
- Fill the jar with white vinegar and screw on the lid. Let the contents “brew” for a couple of weeks until the vinegar turns pale orange in color.
- Pour a few ounces of this concentrated cleaner into a small pail or a spray bottle filled with water (this cleaner will kill germs but is non-toxic for our air and water).
- Use it to clean any hard surface at school: desks, sinks, counters, etc.
(Do not use on natural stone.)