Water conservation publications given to Golden Valley students

KINGMAN - Golden Valley students' thirst for water conservation information is quenched annually with educational materials from the Golden Valley Improvement District.

"We will deliver this year's water conservation educational activity and information booklets to Black Mountain School and Eagle Academy this month," said Mohave County Improvement District Supervisor Zelda Wright.

The kindergarten and first-grade booklet is titled "My Book About Water and How to Use it Wisely." The illustrated publication contains easy-to-read captions for coloring pages, games about conservation of water usage and how to keep water clean. The second- and third-grade booklet is also a coloring and game book with a higher reader level titled "Save Water - and Enjoy it."

The fourth- and fifth-grade booklet is "The Water Savers' Issue" and the sixth- through eighth-grade booklet is "What's Up With Conserving Water." These two publications contain higher-level, fact-based information including science, history, reading and writing activities. The high-school publication is called "Water - Every Drop Counts."

This is the second year Golden Valley Improvement District is distributing materials to the two schools, Wright said. "The teachers' guides explain educational activities for the classrooms. The last time we did this, our water manager went into the schools and talked to students. These booklets spur class projects. We even had students draw water conservation posters."

This year's booklets were published by Channing Bete Company, Inc., she said. "So that we are not using the same booklets every year, we also get publications from Arizona Department of Water Resources."

For more information, call Wright at (928) 757-0914.