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The Key to Cleaner Water: Educating Your Students, Peers, and School Decision Makers on the Benefits of Healthier Hydration

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Three students stand beside a filtered water fountain, holding reusable water bottles.

Presented by Sophia Pruett, Second-Grade Teacher, Westminster Avenue Elementary School (CA); and Sam Clark, Fourth-Grade Teacher, WISH Charter Elementary School (CA)

Sponsored by Elkay

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When there’s no clean drinking water at school, it affects everyone in attendance. Lead exposure from drinking water has been linked to damage to the central nervous and peripheral nervous systems, learning disabilities, and even anxiety. The more you know about lead, the better equipped you’ll be to teach your students about it. View this edWebinar to learn:

  • How filtration can help fix lead in drinking water
  • How you can educate your students about healthier hydration
  • How to equip your students and staff with tools to advocate for cleaner water

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to elementary school teachers, STEM coordinators, facility managers, principals, and administrators.

Sophia Pruett is a smiling blonde woman, wearing a dark red top.About the Presenters

Sophia Pruett is a second-grade teacher at Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice Beach, CA. She has been an elementary teacher for over six years, with experience in both third and second grade. Sophia received her bachelor’s in liberal arts and master’s in literacy education from Loyola Marymount University. She is passionate about the Science of Reading and teaching literacy to students using research-based and hands-on strategies. Sophia is excited to share how she advocated for her students to get clean drinking water. She enjoys creating lessons to teach students why filtered water is so important and how it changes lives.

Sam Clark is a smiling blonde woman, wearing a purple top.Sam Clark has been teaching fourth grade at WISH Charter Elementary School for the past six years. Her school specializes in a whole-scholar approach to learning by providing free inclusive public education to all students through collaboration and co-teaching. At WISH, she is the lead fourth-grade teacher and leads the school’s leadership program, the Student Council. She loves to utilize project-based learning in her classroom to teach and engage her students in meaningful topics of study. Prior to joining the WISH team, she got her undergraduate degree and teaching credential through Loyola Marymount’s School of Education. Sam is thrilled to speak about ways to integrate information about clean drinking water into the classroom in a meaningful way for all students, and how to turn the information into action.

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Kids at a water fountain with reusable bottles and the text "You can make the difference"


Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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