Elementary School Resources
Teaching children the importance of clean water today will ensure responsible use and proper protection for the future. We have created and collected engaging resources for children, parents and teachers to help raise awareness on all things water and wastewater. Allow Peter Potty to introduce the material below!
Water for Texas Coloring Book: With so many easy facts and tips about water in this booklet, you’ll be a water-conserving expert and a proud Texan once you’re done! There are also lots of games and fun characters to color while you learn.
Water for Texas PDF
Aquatic Life Activity Book: Want to learn more about different types of aquatic life in our rivers? From snails to fish, you can gain a scientist’s perspective of what makes these species unique through games and coloring! Our kid's activity book is best suited for children up to third grade.
Aquatic Life Activity Book PDF
Water Filter Building: Challenge your students to build their own water filter. This hands-on activity can be brought to the classroom as we guide students through the experimentation process to discover what material will best clean our “dirty” water.
Program Requests: At TRA, we work with schools and communities to help foster the learning of students by introducing diversity in education and skills at TRA. Send your program requests to the communications department and we will reach out.
Art Contest: Our annual art contest calls on first through eighth-grade students who live in the Trinity River basin to create original, unique artwork related to each year's designated theme. A winner from each grade, with one named the grand prize winner, is chosen by a panel of judges made up of water and wastewater professionals. Winners are invited to attend one of our board of director’s meeting where they are recognized and receive a certificate and keepsakes showcasing their winning artwork.
To learn more, click here.
Take Care of Texas- Children: https://takecareoftexas.org/children
Texas Water Development Board- Children: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/conservation/education/children/index.asp
Water IQ: https://wateriq.org/index.html
Water Environment Federation: https://www.wef.org/resources/for-the-public/k-12-resources/
“Why Should I Save Water” by Jen Green
“A Drop Around the World” by Barbara Shaw McKinney
“You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Clean Water” by Roger Canavan
“Water, Up, Down, and All Around” by Natalie Myra Rosinsky
“The Drop in My Drink” The Story of Water on Our planet” by Meredith Hooper
“Ethan the Raindrop” by Sean Patrick Guidera
“Watch Over Our Water” by Lisa Bullard