We’re just a group of kids from the Pacific Northwest where it rains… a lot! We kicked off our project for the First LEGO League Water Dynamics Challenge with a guest speaker from Nature Vision (an educational nonprofit affiliated with King County Waterwater Treatment) who shared a hands-on demo about the human water cycle, how people waste water, and why it’s important to for each of us to get involved.
The U.S. population has doubled over the past 50 years, while our thirst for water has tripled. With at least 40 states anticipating water shortages by 2024, the need to conserve water is critical. –Water Conservation at EPA
While doing research for our project, we learned there are places all over the world that are running out of water. Our first thought was “we’re just kids, what can we do?” But then we realized there are probably a lot of other kids (and adults too) who don’t realize that taking long showers or leaving the water on while brushing their teeth adds to the water crisis.
Our first step was to find out what kids at our school knew about water conservation. We surveyed students in grades 3-12 and the results were pretty surprising. It was clear they needed more education. And now we had a challenge—how could we share information in a fun way? And where do kids go to find information? Why YouTube, of course! And so our project was born.
We hope that you like our video and website. We had a lot of fun making them and we learned a lot too! Oh, and we won our Pacific NW Regional LEGO competition and went on to place second in the LEGO Nationals.
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Special thanks to our coaches, mentors, and parents