Water Blogged

Posts for 2016


US Water Infrastructure

Posted by Patty Hall on March 9, 2016

The work that H2O for Life and our NGO partners have been doing for WASH in Schools around the world gave Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute his idea to focus on getting good (non-lead) water to Flint SCHOOLS and possibly other US schools, as a way of initially addressing a sprawling problem caused by […]


Why is Service Learning Important in a STEM World?

Posted by Patty Hall on April 5, 2016

The job force needs prepared college graduates to fill (STEM) jobs, and candidates’ communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills they learned in the humanities are more vital than ever. Humanities in a STEM World John Engler, president of The Business Roundtable and former governor of Michigan, recently wrote an article for U.S. News and World Report […]


Kare 11 Meteorologist Belinda Jensen visits Matoska

Posted by Patty Hall on April 26, 2016

How did you celebrate Earth Day? Matoska IB International School, White Bear Lake, MN, invited local Kare 11 Meteorologist Belinda Jensen to talk about water and the weather and to visit classrooms to read books from her new series.   Ms. Jensen has recently written six children’s books, Bel the Weather Girl, for 2nd grade students […]


Goshen Primary School Water Catchment Tank

Posted by Steve Hall on May 25, 2016

It is with pleasure that we share with you news and photographs of the Ugandan Water Project at Goshen. This project has provided clean, safe water to Goshen Primary School in Luwero, Uganda (map coordinates at 0.81565, 32.54313). Daniel Morgan Middle School in VA helped fund this project which has provided an invaluable resource and […]


Diamond Path School of International Studies

Posted by Steve Hall on June 1, 2016

Diamond Path School of International Studies, MN recently shared a few photos of their journey and had this to say: “As other years, the H2O for Life service project has been a wonderful experience for our school. We have four or five families from Ethiopia at Diamond Path, so this made it a particularly rich […]


Ella’s Essay on Culture

Posted by Steve Hall on June 6, 2016

You may remember Ella from the story about her Pot Holder Sales. Here is another story sent to us by Ella’s mom Kate: Dear Friends and Family, Ella won first prize in her school-wide International Speech Contest! Yesterday she gave her speech to her entire school at the very moving culminating ceremony of their International Week […]


North Branch Middle School, End of the Year Celebration

Posted by Christy Andacht on June 20, 2016

Submitted by Summer Intern Sarah Bresnahan On Thursday June 9th, H2O for Life was invited to be a part of North Branch Middle School’s end of the year, second annual, Teacher Torture. This school wide event was put together as a fundraiser and a celebration of the past year and their accomplishments in exceeding their […]


Testing the Waters at AFSA High School in Minnesota

Posted by Chelsea Morrison on October 19, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18th, Judy Onufer and Chelsea Morrison spent the afternoon with high school students at the Academy for Science and Agriculture (AFSA). The students were in the middle of their “go week” in which their teachers provide them with real world experiences through field trips, site visits and guest speakers. Judy, Project Manager […]


Dump no Waste. Drains to Lake!

Posted by Steve Hall on October 26, 2016

Over the summer, Otter Lake Elementary School (MN) extended day students did a fabulous job stenciling storm drains! This will help remind the community that this water drains into our beautiful lake. Way to go Water Warriors!    


What if I am the One?

Posted by Patty Hall on October 31, 2016

Last spring, Mrinal Save contacted H2O for Life because she was interested in H2O for Life’s global water program. She was excited to introduce her ideas to her school. We talked about ideas, and activities that she could propose to her teachers and fellow students, but she found that it was a harder task than […]

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