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Macleay Students Learn About Water Conservation Through Kempsey Shire Council Program | The Macleay Argus

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The KEMPSEY Shire Council’s innovative water sustainability program continues to pave the way for students in the Macleay Valley to receive hands-on training on the importance of water conservation and preservation. More than 15 schools across the county have joined the council’s Waterwise Schools program, which encourages students to use water responsibly and sustainably. Students at Kempsey Adventist School were recently awarded the first Waterwise Trophy for completing their refresher course delivered in partnership with the board by educators from the Cascade Environmental Education Center. The course highlights information on local watersheds, water use, water conservation and human impacts on rivers. Kempsey Shire Council Water and Sewer Operations coordinator John Nelson said the council’s Waterwise program is a great way to introduce students to everyday practices that help them and their families make sustainable decisions. “Waterwise is a great initiative to incorporate into the classroom as it helps improve students’ understanding of water conservation and preservation,” said Nelson. “From there, teachers can plan follow-up lessons to build on aspects that children have explored during their Waterwise lessons, such as watering the garden at certain times of the day and how different equipment works. in bathrooms can help conserve water. Kempsey Adventist School was officially accredited as a Waterwise school in 2009 and has since completed two recycling programs to maintain accreditation, most recently in June. The Waterwise Trophies will be presented in the coming months to schools across the county that continue their education in water conservation. Water is a precious resource and the City Council’s Waterwise Schools program aims to educate students and their families about sustainable water use habits. The program includes free educational resources, professional development for teachers, and teacher training. If you want your school to become a Waterwise school, call the Kempsey Shire Council Customer Service Center at 6566-3200. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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