In this 3-minute video, students will learn about Celeste Tinajero from Reno, NV who led several initiatives at her school to reduce water waste, decrease water use, and install a hydration station at their school.
This is an inspiring video, as her environmental club received two grants for her school to install water-saving toilets and sinks, energy-saving lights, and a filtered water station for reusable water bottles.
The video is available to view without an account.
Environmental science classes could use this video as inspiration to apply for a grant to fund a water-saving initiative or project.
Science classes could use this video as a hook for lessons about renewable resources, weather, the water cycle, or sustainability.
The video could be used as a hook to have students brainstorm ways that their school could save water, energy, or resources, or start a Meatless Mondays program or a school garden.
There is no misconception in the video content and this resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.8.6-8 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in their classrooms and schools, and in out-of-school civic contexts.