Waves 4 Water Enrichment Program to be part of Canyon Crest Academy surfboard-shaping class
In celebration of Earth Day, Jack Rose, founder of Waves4Water, provided a hands-on demonstration of his rain-catcher and water filter system to a group of students from Canyon Crest Academy. The student group had representatives from the CCA Surfboard Shaping Class, the Eco Club, Advanced Video Film Class, and the Humanities Conservatory Program.
Under the direction of Kaveh Shakeri, who developed the CCA Surfboard Shaping class with input from Shane Berchtold — CCA Surf Team Member and Waves4Water Student Liaison — an enhanced after-school enrichment course is being planned for the fall.
The Waves4Water program will be an after-school elective for students interested in global and local environmental issues, especially the availability of clean water. This elective class will be offered for students who wish not only to be educated about these issues, but also to discover how to be actively involved in instructing others about the dangers of contaminated water, and the process of water purification.
In partnership with Waves4Water (wavesforwater.org) and the CCA Surfboard Shaping class this non-paid internship will include 40 hours of community service, and nine hours of in-class instruction. Requirements include weekly assignments/research on topics such as Global Water Supply, Local Water Supply, Water Purification, Contaminated Water, Water Quality Testing. Out-of-class assignments include testing of local water supplies before and after rain, building and assembling water filtration systems, field trips to areas that would benefit from learning about filtration system.
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