What started as a classroom experiment has blossomed into a thriving program that now highlights Louisville Water’s original and current facilities. The education program, known as Adventures in Water, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past sixteen years. We now reach over 40,000 students in 100-plus schools each year. A major goal of this program is to bring classroom content to life, and to connect students to their public water utility. One of the most recent additions to the education efforts for Louisville Water has been the enhanced field trip experience offered through our WaterWorks Museum. This three-part field trip is designed to reach all types of learners by engaging students through many of their senses.
First students visit the WaterWorks Museum, spending time with a guided activity highlighting the importance of a water utility, water quality, treatment processes and infrastructure. Next, participants receive a guided walking tour of the working facilities. The opportunity to have students on-site cannot be replicated through any lesson or classroom experience. Witnessing the visual and auditory impact of the facilities leaves a lasting impression on the students. The last part of the trip for students includes a lesson offered by education staff. Teachers work directly with staff to choose the lesson most closely aligned with their classroom needs. All programs are based on current school content standards and include a hands-on component. These activities allow students to use their creativity and peer-interaction skills for problem solving and decision-making.
Combined these overall experiences give students a well-rounded look at their water utility and a unique connection to their community.
Contact us to today to book your field trip.