Bowling Green, Ohio
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) today announced the Eastwood High School Marine Biology class was awarded grant funding for educational programs focusing on water. Water And Environment Teacher Education Resources (WATER) grants assist local schools by providing direct funding to support educators in teaching about the importance of water resources. In 2022, The District will be providing over $5,100 to local schools to fund water-focused educational programs.
On Friday, March 18, The District presented Eric Rutherford, from Eastwood High School with a $500 grant for Eastwood’s Marine Biology class. The District WATER grant will assist in purchasing the necessary water quality test kits and equipment used by the students. Some of the funding will help the class transition to digital water quality meters to help prepare the students as 21st-century learners.
Over the next several weeks, The District will formally present the grants to the educators from Bowling Green, Bowling Green Christian, Eastwood, Elmwood, Otsego, and Perrysburg schools. According to District President Jerry Greiner, “This is the largest year for our WATER grant program. We share in our educators’ enthusiasm for teaching students about taking care of our number one resource, water.”
The District introduced the WATER grant program in December 2014. The idea began with a desire to give back to the schools and communities The District serves, to create educational awareness regarding the importance of water and the environment, and to support The District’s mission of commitment to responsible environmental stewardship.