Water Wise Workshops Are Back!
Water Wisdom One Drop at a Time
Protecting water resources for people and the wildlife that depend on them will require the efforts of multiple generations.
Since 2004, OARS has offered a series of six Water Wise Workshops on principles of ecology and sustainability for children ages 6 -10. Through demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively group discussions, and personal interactions with plants and wildlife, the participants are encouraged to look closer at their own relationships with the environment and build on their knowledge of the natural world. They provide a fun way for kids to learn about rivers, lakes and ponds, the plants and animals that are a part of their ecosystem, and what they can do to protect them.
Water Wise Workshop 2015 Season
During the summer 90 local children continued their education by taking part in our Water Wise Workshops that were held at Lake Chauncy in Westborough and Lake Cochituate in Natick, serving 10 communities. In addition, OARS partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson and Framingham to offer the workshops as part of their summer camps.
Participating children were given the opportunity to become Junior River Rangers, a National Park Service program. Eleven students received their badges!
OARS thanks Intel Massachusetts and Dow Chemical for their support of the 2015 Water Wise Workshops.
Please enjoy this 2007 workshops' video and consider becoming a financial supporter.