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Posts for 2020

Virtual Walk for Water

Posted by Mitchell LeGrand on April 3

Due to COVID-19, many H2O for Life schools are unable to raise funds for their partner schools as they had planned this year. As a water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) organization, education on disease prevention is a core part of the work we support. We’re all in this together, so it’s time for everyone […]

20 Miles for 2020! Sisters4Water - Walk for Water

Posted by Steve Hall on April 21

Now more than ever, it is impossible to separate our health from our access to clean water. Starting today we pledge to walk 20 miles to celebrate Earth Day 2020! Join H2O for Life’s Virtual Walk for Water to help spread awareness and secure access to water for all. Yesterday launched our 20 miles for […]

Virtual Walk for Water Recap

Posted by Steve Hall on April 23

Due to schools across the country being closed during this pandemic, most of our H2O for Life groups have been unable to raise funds for their partner schools or hold events as they had planned. For the last several weeks, we have been hard at work planning a virtual event for teachers, students, and their […]

Lesson Plan of the Day: The Water Princess (K-2)

Posted by Nick Coughlin on May 5

With the world moving towards distance learning and parents having to take on more responsibility in their childrens’ education, we at H2O for Life decided that it was time to revisit some of our more popular lesson plans and make them more accessible for everyone to use. During the next few weeks we’ll be releasing […]

Lesson Plan of the Day: Intro to the Water Crisis (Grades 4-5)

Posted by Nick Coughlin on May 11

In this lesson students will learn why water is not an unlimited resource. They will research ideas like water scarcity, how pollutants affect our bodies of water, and why some water is difficult to make drinkable. Students will be given time to research these ideas and present to their classmates once they have found some […]

Matoska’s Water Walk

Posted by Mitchell LeGrand on May 13

The pandemic has drastically changed the way that school is conducted across the United States, but that is not stopping teachers from incorporating service-learning into their virtual classrooms. Ben Butters at Matoska International IB World School in MN was determined to follow through with their annual Walk for Water, even if it meant doing so […]

Lesson Plan of the Day: The Disappearing Water (Grades 4-5)

Posted by Nick Coughlin on May 20

In this lesson students will learn why water is not an unlimited resource. They will research ideas like water scarcity, how pollutants affect our bodies of water, and why some water is harder than other water to make drinkable. Students will be given time to research these ideas and present to their classmates once they […]

Clean Drinking Water Poster Contest Winners Announced

Posted by Judy Onufer on May 22

The annual Minnesota Clean Drinking Water Poster Contest has concluded and the winners have been chosen!  Congratulations to all of our fantastic winning artists and all of the students throughout our state who participated.  Many thanks to our judges and sponsors at Minnesota Department of Health and Bongard. Winning Posters 2020 (3) (1)

Varsity Lakes Virtual Walk for Water

Posted by Mitchell LeGrand on June 3

Even during a pandemic, schools have been finding ways to participate virtually with service-learning projects. One school that we would like to highlight today is Varsity Lakes. They have partnered with H2O for Life since 2018, raising more than $14,000 for 4 separate schools in Kenya and Tanzania. This year was no different! Students at Varsity […]

Challenge Winners Choose H2O for Life to Receive Prize Money

Posted by Nick Coughlin on June 29

Each year Lead4Change, a nationwide student leadership program, hosts a Challenge encouraging students to make a difference in their local communities. Students work to develop a service project that addresses a local need using skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. This year, schools in Minnesota participated in and revamped the Race2Reduce program to help develop their […]

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