Water Warriors Learn the Importance of Water Conservation

MidwayUniversityWaterWarriorsBluegrass Greensource is educating Central Kentucky youth on the value of water quality and conservation through the 2015 Water Warrior Summer Camp Series. Working primarily with 4th graders and operating in Bourbon, Scott, Woodford, and Owen Counties, environmental educators Emily Casey and Danny Woolums are helping campers understand the basics.

“We only have such a small amount of potable water compared to the all water on Earth,” Casey notes when asked why she thinks the Water Warrior camps are so important. “We can’t take this precious, potentially renewable resource for granted. We must teach the importance of conserving water to our children, the next generation, to ensure a clean, healthy, viable future for generations to come.”

Using activities from Project Wet, an internationally recognized water education foundation, and other environmental educational resources, Casey and Woolums are shaping a camp that both excites and educates students about the ways they can better care for our local waterways.

The Water Warrior Summer Camp Series is made possible by a grant from Kentucky American Water, whose team is committed to protecting the environment and using resource wisely, and the support and generosity of area organizations such 4-H, YMCA, the public school system, and Midway University.

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