Potential Project Ideas for Students:

These are suggested ways for student groups to resolve the issues raised by our initial question: What is the value of water?
  • How much does a bottle of water cost compared to a gallon of gasoline? If you could only use bottled or delivered water, what impact would that have on your use of water? Create and present in class a dramatic piece (skit, podcast, video, other?) to illustrate how your life might change for one day if you had to buy all your water at current bottled prices.
  • Research and develop a community action plan to address water quality issues. Present this to parents and community leaders. Write up a grant proposal seeking monetary support for taking your plan into action.
  • Take a look at various water supply protection and/or preservation of the water supply plans that are in place in your own and nearby communities. Pick the single action you feel will have the most impact because it has the potential to 'go viral' like the blue box idea. There will be a contest at the end of the project to determine the best of the best. Presentations will be made in front of parents and judges who will act as judges. The winners will be interviewed for our local newspaper.
  • Create a Myth Busters-style mini-documentary to illustrate your conclusions about the value of water. Conduct interviews with community people to find out what they know and what they should know. Include footage from: friends &/or family, an elder or other respected person, a water or environmental expert. There is an interesting example in the Discovery Box.
  • Keep a personal journal of learning and reflections. Make special notes when you feel an experience or a resource has helped you to see the value of water in a new light. At the end of the project you will be asked to write a reflective "before and after" or "then and now" piece.
  • Create a Wikipedia-style entry about your local watershed. Be sure to cite all sources.

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