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Be Water Wise: School Water Audit

Lesson Description:
This activity is designed to help teachers, students and custodians investigate the ways water is used in and around the school building. By completing the activity, students and school staff will learn about the amount of water that is consumed throughout the school for activities including washing hands, drinking, watering landscaped areas and flushing toilets and urinals. This activity should be used to collect baseline data for your school’s be water wise water conservation project. As you complete the activity, consider the ways students and staff may work to improve water conservation throughout the building and on school grounds.
Lesson Type:
  • Audit
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Green Building Program

Materials Needed:
  • Your school’s water bills for the past 12 months
  • A stopwatch for calculating the flow rate of faucets, water fountains and showerheads

School or Group:
National Environmental Education Week
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Notes:
Developed by National Environmental Education Week. See the Original Lesson Here: http://www.eeweek.org/assets/files/be_water_wise/school%20water%20au
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf audit_report_outline.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf audit_teachers_guide.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf BeWaterWiseNew.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf EnergyWaterSavingIdeas.pdf
Located in: Math | Science

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