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Posts for 2019

Thank you SXSW for a wonderful event!

Posted by Danielle MacGillivray on March 18, 2019

SXSW holds its fame for the collaboration of film, interactive media, and music festivals. Every year in mid-March Austin, Texas floods with individuals seeking to be a part of the festival. Rather than settle for the world of pop culture, SXSW expanded into the education world in 2011 with the hopes of, “supporting the community’s […]

World Water Day: Plan a Walk for Water

Posted by Nick Coughlin on March 18, 2019

    The world celebrated World Water Day for the first time on March 22, 1993. This Friday, March 22nd marks the 26th anniversary of World Water Day, and this year you can participate in the observance by planning a Walk for Water at your school or in your community. The idea of planning a […]

Students at Madison Consolidated High School partner with their peers from a school in Kenya

Posted by Danielle MacGillivray on March 20, 2019

Madison, Indiana is an historic rivertown buzzing with antique shops, nature walks, and a high school looking to change the world. Staff members from H2O for Life first met Christina Goodpaster, an 11th grade English teacher, at the Summer of E-Learning Conference hosted by Madison Consolidated High School. Later, Christina reached out to H2O for […]

St. Chris Celebrates WWD!

Posted by Steve Hall on March 25, 2019

St Christopher School, NY – World Water Day 2019 Today was the perfect day to kick off our annual Walk for Water Service Project! We will be selling turquoise tie-dye t-shirts and bracelets! – taken from the St. Christopher Instagram page

Students from Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois study the global water crisis and help a partner school in India

Posted by Joe Kuzelka on March 25, 2019

H2O for Life continues to encourage young people all over the nation to become global citizens by focusing on the importance of clean drinking water for their peers around the world. Arpan Chokshi, a Social Studies teacher at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois, took action after learning about H2O for Life’s mission. Arpan knew […]

Announcing the 2019 Poster Contest Winners!

Posted by Steve Hall on March 27, 2019

The Minnesota statewide clean water poster contest wrapped up another great year!  More than 400 entries were received from students at all grade levels and this year’s winning artists sure had talent. The top three posters in each grade category will be displayed at the MN Department of Health, a co-sponsor of the contest, in […]

Lydia Middleton Elementary in Indiana helps a school in South Sudan

Posted by Joe Kuzelka on April 2, 2019

Located on the border of Indiana and Kentucky, Lydia Middleton Elementary has the luxury of being near a powerful source of freshwater, the Ohio River. After an immersive H2O for Life experience, the students of Mrs. Hall’s 4th grade class know how important access to clean water is in life. The students researched and wrote […]

Madegwa Project Complete

Posted by Steve Hall on April 2, 2019

A new rainwater catchment system was built! Madegwa Primary School in Kenya now has a new source of safe, clean water thanks to your support. Handwashing stations were installed so that students can clean up after using their new latrines, and students and staff have received training in sanitation and hygiene. Rainwater Catchment Tank Construction […]

Sauganash Elementary School fosters a student-centered approach to STEM learning to change the world

Posted by Joe Kuzelka on April 9, 2019

Sauganash Elementary School, a short trip east of Chicago, Illinois, has the wonderful experience of hosting an H2O for Life after school club. Mrs. Askuvich, a middle school science teacher, is the mastermind behind the program. Her belief in a student-centered approach to STEM learning helps create a more collaborative classroom. Sharing leadership, students are […]

Free lesson plans for busy teachers

Posted by Joe Kuzelka on April 15, 2019

Are you hard-working, busier than heck, and totally dedicated to your students? H2O for Life offers free programming for educators. We help teachers integrate global service projects into their classroom and clubs. How do we do this? We prepare teachers with free curricular resources and support to implement service within their classrooms. We design curriculum one to one for educators based […]

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