Project WET Partner in Texas Brings Water Education to Uganda School

Students in Uganda participating in World Water Monitoring activitiesStudents in Uganda participating in World Water Monitoring activities Students at Oaks of Righteousness School, part of Restoration Gateway  in northern Uganda, recently learned about water by engaging with Project WET activities. Project WET Coordinator Melissa Mullins of the Center for Reservoir & Aquatic Systems Research (C.R.A.S.R.) at Baylor University traveled to Uganda as part of a Baylor University group. The Baylor team worked with students and teachers in exploring soils, water and birds of this unique and beautiful area on the banks of the Nile River. Students participated in "Blue Planet" and the "Incredible Journey", and supplies for these activities as well as printed materials such as the Nile River poster and Project WET activity booklets were part of the science supplies donated to the school. Students in the secondary school are also participating in the World Water Monitoring Challenge to submit water quality data from the Nile River.

Of the experience, Melissa said, “I might have taught the kids some things, but I learned far more- the trip was a joy and a blessing.”

This week, Melissa  facilitated the secondary students and their teacher at Restoration Gateway Facetiming with 8th grade students at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Waco who had participated in the World Water Monitoring Challenge this year. They shared their results comparing the Nile River and the Brazos River in Waco. Melissa noted that the students all seemed to really enjoy the chance to talk to kids halfway around the world!

 

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