Local elementary students learn about water conservation.
During the 2012-13 school year, Dalton Utilities provided 3rd grade teachers in Dalton Public Schools and 4th grade teachers in Whitfield County Schools, with a resource packet on water conservation. Teachers in the 3rd and 4th grades at Christian Heritage also received the materials. The packets contained interactive educational books with games and puzzles and teachers’ guides, rain gauges for the classrooms, water usage fact wheels, water facts and conservation tips and other engaging learning aids for students.
Dalton Utilities designed this program, I’m In The Know About H2O, to educate area school children on the importance of water – how it is a limited resource and what each of us can do to protect and conserve water. Simple water conservation tips are emphasized, like: not letting water run when brushing teeth or washing your face; asking parents to fix leaks; washing full loads of laundry and dishes; watering your lawn and plants only once a week; and turning off sprinklers when it’s raining.
“The goal of this program is to promote simple conservation habits that can be incorporated into everyday life,” said Lori McDaniel, spokesperson for Dalton Utilities. “We believe that through this program, children will be able to encourage their families and friends to conserve. The primary focus of the student packets is to show what children can actually do to help conserve and preserve our drinking water sources. Our vision is to introduce students to new ideas, options and solutions, so they will conserve and protect water in the future.”
As part of the I’m In The Know About H2O program, students submitted artwork that highlighted important water conservation tips. The artwork was judged by Paige Currie, Visual Arts Instructor for the Creative Arts Guild; and Liz Swafford, Executive Director of Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful.
Winners of the I’m In The Know About H2O art contest can be seen below. To view the artwork in more detail, click on the image for a larger picture, or visit our website.
1st Place Winners
2nd Place Winners
3rd Place Winners