Overview

Chair: Rachel Patenaude

Staff: Mary Quigley

Council: Communications

"Pre-Packaged Presentation Materials for K-12 Educational Outreach”

Models created for classroom use by the Youth Education Committee earned the New England Section (NEWWA) a 2019 Section Education Award from the American Water Works Association.

About the Youth Education Committee

The committee's mission is to assist NEWWA in the development and implementation of youth education programs aimed at students from pre-school through post secondary education.  Efforts will focus on classroom teacher and development of strong relationships with their local water utility.

Youth Education Committee activities include:

  • Developing educational resources that can be used by the NEWWA member, utilities, and teachers to facilitate discussions around water resources and conservation.

  • Partnering with the New England Water Environment Association's (NEWEA) Youth Education Committee to share and develop resources.

  • Developing and conducting a needs assessment regarding the interest and needs of utilities as it relates to youth education & awareness.

  • Analyzing and developing goals based on recently conducted needs assessment regarding the interest and needs of utilities as it relates to youth education & awareness.

  • Reviewing needs and developing educational resources for each age group (elementary, middle and high schools), which are compatible with each state’s core curriculum.

  • Presenting information and resources for utilities to use in their educational outreach efforts.

Public Committee Documents

The Youth Education Committee has developed a series of educational modules for grades K-12. Click on the below links to download these modules for use in the classroom. All modules are compatible with each New England State's core curriculum standards. 

Grades K-3: 

Grades 4-8:

Grades 9-12: 

                   

 

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