Clean Water Connection:Rochester, NY toGonaives, Haiti Sandra Jacques
WE ARE HERE, Rochester, NY THEY ARE We will use Skype THERE, as a educational Gonaives, resource in the Haiti classroomObjective (grades 6-8):1, To have students develop a sense of cultural competency and appreciation regarding of issues of water insecurity2. Students would work together to understand how filtration works and complete waterquality testing both initially and at the end of the project3. Students would work on designing and producing an effective water filtration system witha minimal amount of materials for the least cost
Haiti is a beautiful country filled with proud, hardworkingpeople. However, it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.Many, many Haitians struggle just to get simple basic necessities, cleanwater being chief among them.Haiti, like other poor countries, is riddled with water projects that,after installment, breakdown or are inadequately maintained. Our goalis to transfer knowledge to people in Gonaives, Haiti (KID TO KID)regarding how to make an inexpensive, self sustain a waterfiltration system that removes impurities that sicken thousandsof Haitian children and adults every year.
Students will take fresh water samples fromLake Ontario.• Complete initial water quality assessments• Using a variety of low cost material (sand, gravel, plastic containers, charcoal, fabric) make a bio filter• Students will assess water quality of the resulting effluent.• Students will generate a video and a website detailing the advantages of their research about filtration and their approach in designing their system• Students will participate will webinar via Skype, connecting with people living in a village on the outskirts of Gonaives Haiti Kids doing (with the assistance of Mr. Jean Robert Water Jacques, long time resident and my father) quality testing on• a Global Students will participate in site Skype Summit on Watershed and Water Conservation, Feb. 2013https://education.skype.com/projects/3617-planning-a-watershed-and-water-conservation-global-skype-summit-and-need-you
Skype along with other linking websites like Global SchoolNets http://www.glbalschoo lnet.org/ offers many opportunities for learning. Kids can see and interact with people across the nation and through the world TeachingPotential collaborators and funding resources: kids in each The Clorox Company, Vernier Software & discipline Technology, LLC., NSF- STEM, The Farish that we are Foundation, NIH, Wegmans Siemens all the Foundation and more… same is important! GO GLOBAL!