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Clear Waters, Bright Minds: NWEA Officers Spark Innovation at Reno High School with Water Science Extravaganza!

Updated: Jan 19

The Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) officers recently made a meaningful visit to AACT High School in Reno, Nevada, aiming to educate and inspire students about the science behind water treatment and the importance of preserving water resources. The NWEA officers, Casey Mentzer, Cody McDougall, and Monica Morales, engaged the 50 students from the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology who are studying engineering and agricultural sciences, in interactive activities, emphasizing the invaluable role of water in our daily lives.

During the visit, students had the opportunity to participate in group competitions, where they were tasked with creating water filtration devices using household materials. The challenge was to treat "wastewater" and produce the clearest water possible. This hands-on activity allowed students to apply scientific principles to real-world scenarios, fostering a deeper understanding of water treatment processes.

As a motivating factor, NWEA sponsored gift cards for the winning groups, adding an element of friendly competition and encouraging students to think creatively about sustainable water solutions. The initiative promoted awareness about water science and inspired the next generation to appreciate and actively contribute to conserving our precious water resources. Through such educational endeavors, NWEA continues to play a crucial role in shaping informed and responsible stewards of the environment. Thanks to the teachers who helped make this visit possible, and we are excited to make this a yearly visit!

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