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Educational Games & Activities

Description

This hands-on, interactive model shows how water and pollution moves through the watershed. Using colored “pollutants,” children can watch as the water moves down into the source water from other areas. The EnviroScape is great for any age. For younger children, the definitions of watershed and pollution can be introduced, while best management practices (BMPs) will be added for older children to show ways we keep the watershed clean.

Recommended Subject or Game Pairing

  • Watershed Management
  • What Makes a Healthy Watershed

School Standards Met

  • 2-ESS1-1
  • 3-LS4-4
  • 3-ESS3-1
  • 5-ESS2-1
  • 5-ESS3-1

Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 6+
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Sturdy table
  • Water source

Description

In this activity, a small pool will have aquatic life and trash. Kids will learn how trash is harmful to the water. Then they get to use fishing nets to help clean up our watershed by removing the trash.

Recommended Subject or Game Pairing

  • Watershed Management
  • EnviroScape
  • What Makes a Healthy Watershed

School Standards Met

  • K-ESS3-3
  • 3-LS4-4
  • 4-ESS3-2
  • 5-ESS3-1

Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 5-8
  • Outdoor use only
  • Water source (hose preferrable)

Description

Come learn about the watershed, and which items are healthy or unhealthy for the watershed. Educators will talk the kids through on if each category is good or bad, using descriptive language. Most kids will be surprised by what is actually considered healthy for the watershed.

School Standards Met

  • K-ESS2-2

Requirements

  • Suitable for all ages in small groups (2-4 kids)
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Sturdy table or level ground

Description

A great game for future engineers, this activity challenges players to use a variety of pipes and connections to direct water from a water storage tank to Greenville’s homes and businesses. The pipes need to be constructed well, or else we’ll have a main break!

School Standards Met

  • 3-PS2-1
  • 3-PS2-2

Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 6+
  • Limited indoor or outdoor use
  • Sturdy table
  • Water source

Description

The memory challenge is suitable for all ages, whether you want to play on your own or play with or against a friend. This game is perfect for indoor and outdoor use and builds camaraderie in the spirit of competition. A great way to learn about Greenville Water and what we do and strengthen young minds.

School Standards Met

  • K-ESS3-3

Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 6+
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Sturdy table