Earth Day: Water Is Life
Earth Day is very special here at the Waterwise Community Center. It is a time to celebrate our Earth and all it gives us AND focus on what we can do to give back to it. This year we celebrate the medium of life: WATER! Even though about 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, only about 1% of that can used by humans. The rest is either too salty or too difficult to clean or access.
Because water is the source of all life, we need to protect it to keep our Earth healthy. Many indigenous nations have lived on the land known today as the United States for thousands of years and have developed a special relationship with water and Earth itself. To many indigenous communities water is sacred. We can learn a lot from listening to indigenous knowledge about respecting nature and our Earth which is why we are highlighting a very special book, We Are Water Protectors, and taking time to listen to indigenous people in our newsletter this month.
Our More Good Stuff Section this month has some exciting news. This month you will find out the winners of our poster contest! We are also very excited to share information about this summer's Watershed Expeditions Camp for 6th-8th graders.