Thursday, September 23, 2010

Youth of Desert Hot Springs, California Care about their Groundwater

Students in Mrs. Williams’ class at Bubbling Wells Elementary School won first place, the Time Warner Cable Award, in the 2010 Palm Springs Unified School District’s DigiCom Challenge in the category of “Healthy Planet, Healthy People.” All students created short videos on the importance of groundwater to their home town of Desert Hot Springs, California and then created their entry to the DigiCom Challenge. A shortened version of their award winning video can be seen on YouTube at: Check it out – they did a great job!

Desert Hot Springs, California has been a Groundwater Guardian Community since 1995. A spring Mission Creek Preserve Field Trip sponsored by the Desert Hot Springs Groundwater Guardians, Mission Springs Water District (a Groundwater Guardian Affiliate), The Wildlands Conservancy, and Palm Springs Unified School District helped educate Mrs. Williams’ students about the source of their drinking water which inspired the Bubbling Wells Elementary School video. The Desert Hot Springs City Council also publicly recognized Mrs. Williams’ and her students as part of the city’s “Treasures of Desert Hot Springs” program.

Are the youth in your community involved in groundwater protection? Tell us about it here.

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