Through a grant from PBS KIDS, WFSU was able to present WATER MOVES, an outdoor game involving water and puzzles, to kids in the Tallahassee area.
WATER MOVES, asks children between the ages of 7 and 11 to think about ways water moves within our local environment and society.
The game is set up outdoors; it involves sprinklers, a kiddie pool, and your imagination! (Bathing suits are not necessary.) It encourages kids to think up creative ways to move water.
Reperesentatives from the City of Tallahassee and TAPP attended our kick-off event. They helped to explain the science behind our local water system.
Pilot Station Project
WFSU was chosen as a PBS KIDS pilot station to create a 'street game' that embodied the principles of systems thinking. The reason to incorporate systems thinking, in this sense, was to encourage kids to think about how systems in our world behave, how they interact with their environment, and how they can have influence on outside systems. Kids were encouraged to think about the relationships of different components within the game and how to leverage those relationships to their advantage, resulting in a win for their team.
For complete information on how to recreate this event (for other PBS stations, or anyone who is interested), please read our WATER MOVES project report.
From the WFSU Ecology Blog
EcoAdventure - Water Moves Into and Out of Your Home and Watershed
WFSU made a game out of learning how water moves through our community. Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas takes it a step further as he discovers how all of our local waterways connect and eventually lead back to our drinking water. This post kicks off a summer series that will follow water's journey from our homes to the coast.
More on the WFSU Ecology Blog
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