Water Rocks! is part of the Iowa Learning Farms program, an educational effort of Iowa State University Extension. Staff members visit schools across the state teaching youth about conservation.
Through a combination of STEM and the arts, especially music, Water Rocks educates, challenges and inspires young people toward a greater appreciation of Iowa’s water, soil and other natural resources.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
“Teachers are always looking for new and better ways to deliver curriculum content. The materials from Water Rocks really help,” says Anjanette Treadway, an ISU Extension educator in Carroll County in western Iowa.
Carroll County schools have participated in the Environmental Field Days for fifth- and sixth-graders for several years. “I’m delighted with my experience over the past three years and am looking forward to what else I might be able to do together with Water Rocks to provide conservation awareness and education for our next generation,” says educator Anjanette Treadway.
Kids are curious to learn more about environmental issues including water, soil and natural resources from both an Iowa and global perspective. They can think about solutions to problems like soil loss and water pollution, and have meaningful discussions with their parents, relatives and teachers.