Field Trip to Fruitland Water Facility Treatment Center- On October 16 and 17, 2017 fifth grade students traveled to the Fruitland Waste Water Treatment Plant. During this trip, students learned about the process the water undergoes in order to become safe and usable by the community. They also recognized the effects that humans have on the water contamination and ways we can conserve and protect our water.
Water Conservation Awareness and Water Fountain Posters After attending the field trip, 5th grade students shared information they learned about water conservation and contamination to 3rd and 4th grade. 3rd grade created posters that were posted above each water fountain and many sinks around the building, reminding students to conserve water.
Ms. Graydon's 3rd grade class hanging up their water conservation posters.
Winter 2018 Fruitland Intermediate Water Bills/Usage
In Fall/Winter of 2017-2018, students learned about the percentage of "available" water that can be used for human use. This is part of the fifth grade curriculum, "Human Impact on the Environment" unit. To help the students understand how usage is calculated, and how they can track their usage, we requested that facilities send us our water bills which show the usage of our school. Students and staff are being encouraged to use less water and bring the consumption amount down. School wide announcements were made and the students are eagerly awaiting the next water bill to see if they reduced usage.