Make It Happen
1.2 million students spend their days in K-12 schools across Washington State. You can ensure they gain the skills and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be successful leaders. Our state depends upon the next generation… And Washington Green Schools is working with you to give them the tools they need to succeed.
Fresh water is our most precious natural resource, and schools play a vital role in practicing and promoting conscientious water use, in addition to preventing water pollution.
Ideas for a Lasting Change
Build community awareness and enhance stewardship efforts around a local waterway. Monitor the water quality of a local waterway and educate the school community about water pollution. Remove invasive species and plant native alternatives.
Promote water conservation. Use visually appealing posters to prompt students, staff, and visitors to think about their water use. Hold an Earth Day assembly for the school and community.
Fix problem facilities. Implement a ‘leak patrol’ to find problem sinks/faucets/toilets in a timely manner. Increase the efficiency of drinking fountains by replacing low flow aerators on faucets and re-commissioning existing plumbing with new seals.
- Water Savings Calculator
- Water Use Calculator
- Lesson plans on the water cycle, water pollution, conservation, and global water use
- Find information about watersheds and how to protect them
- Explore water quality issues and how water quality is measured
- Take your students on a field trip to Marine Science Afloat, a floating classroom
- Play Mission H2O to learn about water use
- The Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Coloring Book
- Learn about household water use and win points for conserving water
- Play games to learn about nonpoint sources of water pollution
- Learn about the history of drinking water