SC 3rd-5th graders learn about local water quality and conservation

Last week, about 150 3rd-5th graders at Great Falls Elementary School received science lessons tailored to their area through the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation’s Water Education Outreach Program.

The program is funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation and executed in partnership with 4-H Science on the Move.

All of our lessons focus on local water quality and conservation while meeting state curriculum standards.

Students participate in hands-on activities to learn about a variety of topics including:

  • local aquatic ecology;
  • SC watershed geography; and
  • the effects of man-made impervious surface on our waterways.

We’re looking forward to expanding this program into North Carolina in 2018, thanks to a grant from the Women’s Impact Fund.

If you are interested in volunteering with this program please submit an application here.

If you are an educator and would like this program in your classroom, please contact Brandon Jones at or (704) 679-9494.

Are you taller than a Great Blue Heron?
Learning about SC watershed geography.
Learning about pervious and impervious surfaces.

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