One hundred fifty seventh graders from John H. Woodson Junior High attended the World Water Day Celebration at the Richmond WAPA facility yesterday on St. Croix. The Celebration was coordinated by the always organized Lynnea Roberts at St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA).
In small groups, each student visited eight stations around the VI Water and Power Authority Richmond facility to learn aspects of our Crucian water cycle. SEA played a fun ball toss game that showed the complex water cycle. WAPA took students on a tour of the waste water treatment plant and students tested the pH and other attributes of the treated water. The St. Croix East End Marine Park had a difficult but fun Watershed Jeopardy. Did you know that everyone lives in a watershed? Even if you can’t see the ocean; water travels from your property through others and to the sea.
Thankfully, Seven Seas Water was kind enough to distribute string backpacks to each student. These were very handy for carrying home the reusable water bottles, temporary tattoos, pencil pouches, and pencils the students were given by the agencies. The Celebration wouldn’t have happened without these VINE members: VI Water and Power Authority, Seven Seas Water Corporation, VI Waste Management Authority, DPNR Division of Coastal Zone Management, and DPNR St. Croix East End Marine Park.