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New online educational resources for kids from St Johns River Water Management District

Videos, hands-on activities, educational videos with self-grading quizzes, coloring sheets, vocabulary words, stories to read and interactive cartoon adventures in the world of water.

In the district’s latest educational video, Dr. Jennifer Mitchell uses materials from around her home to create a hands-on aquifer and demonstrate where water comes from.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Staying home is staying safe, and many parents of school-aged kids are looking for ways to keep those busy young minds engaged in learning. The St. Johns River Water Management District is bolstering its online water education resources to help both teachers and parent-teachers meet that challenge while at home.

“As many shelter at home to stop the spread of Covid-19, I am proud that our district staff are able to further support our region’s educators — along with the many parents who now find themselves in the role of teacher — and keep students learning about our precious water resources,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle.

Among the district’s online resources is a new video lesson about Florida’s aquifer system, led by district communications coordinator Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, using jars, sand and pebbles to create a hands-on aquifer that demonstrates where our water comes from.

New videos enhance current educational resources on the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com/education, including hands-on activities, educational videos with self-grading quizzes, coloring sheets, vocabulary words, stories to read and interactive cartoon adventures in the world of water.

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District staff will continue to add videos and materials to the website and social media platforms in the coming days.

Teachers and parent-teachers are invited to reach out to Mitchell at jmitchell@sjrwmd.com with questions or to schedule a Skype lesson.

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About the St. Johns River Water Management District

St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay.

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