The Wisconsin Rural Water Association and local water utilities invite teachers in Wisconsin to participate in WRWA’s annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. The contest is open to all 1st – 6th grade students in Wisconsin. Two winners from each grade will receive prizes and first place winners are entered into a drawing for a prize for their school.
The theme for the 2016 contest is “Do Your Part, Be Water Smart”. As part of the project, teachers are encouraged to discuss the importance of water resources in our state, and help students think about what role they play in conserving and protecting water. Water facts and things to consider:
- What does being “Water Smart” mean to you?
- How does technology play a role in conserving water?
- A person can survide about a month without food, but only 5 to
7 days without water
- Showering and bathing are the largest indoor water use (27%)
- It takes about 1.1 million gallons of water to grow enough food
for an average family for a year.
- Even if you have abundant, clean safe drinking water, are there people in the state, country or world who don’t? Who are they and is there anything you can do to help?
- 780 million people globally lack clean safe water (water.org).
- Only 1% of the Earth’s water is available for drinking water.
- Each person in Wisconsin uses approximately 60 gallons of water every day.
2016 Water Conservation Poster Contest