Dive into Science with WaterWays: An Immersive Curriculum Supplement for Grades 3-5!

Science education plays a vital role in shaping young minds and fostering a deep appreciation for the world around us. To enhance the learning experience of students in grades 3-5, we are excited to launch WaterWays, an immersive science curriculum supplement that brings the wonders of environmental science to the classroom. As part of the launch, we were delighted to hold events at the renowned New York Aquarium and the stunning new classroom at Hudson River Park's Pier 5. 

Science education is more than just memorizing facts and figures; it should inspire curiosity and spark a lifelong love for learning. By providing immersive experiences, WaterWays captivates children and creates lasting memories. WaterWays aims to achieve this by placing students in the role of scientists as they explore five unique topics: Sharks & Plastic, Water’s Journey, Restoring Ecosystems, Nature-Based Solutions, and Evaluating Progress.   

WaterWays is designed as a curriculum supplement that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards for grades 3-5. Each module includes a call to action, gathering data, answering questions, constructing models, and developing and testing hypotheses. WaterWays encourages students to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of the intricate ways in which water impacts humans and humans impact water.

To celebrate the launch of WaterWays, we partnered with the prestigious New York Aquarium, home to an awe-inspiring array of marine life. During the launch event, children had the opportunity to engage with a shark in augmented reality and complete mazes to learn about the many ways plastic ends up in the ocean. They witnessed firsthand the importance of conservation efforts and the interconnectedness of all living beings.

In addition to the New York Aquarium, we were thrilled to hold a launch event at Hudson River Park's Pier 57. This iconic location offers a unique blend of history, ecology, and innovation. Children participated in hands-on activities that highlight the significance of the Hudson River ecosystem and the role oysters play as a keystone species . They learned about water quality, the impact of human activities, and the importance of environmental stewardship.

WaterWays not only aims to provide students with an immersive learning experience but also supports educators in delivering impactful science instruction. We provide comprehensive teacher guides, resource materials, and ongoing professional development opportunities to ensure that educators are equipped with the tools they need to create engaging lessons and foster scientific inquiry.

WaterWays represents a leap forward in science education for students in grades 3-5. By offering an immersive curriculum supplement, we aim to ignite a passion for scientific exploration and instill a sense of responsibility towards the world's aquatic ecosystems. Launch events at the New York Aquarium and Hudson River Park's Pier 57 provided students with unique opportunities to witness the wonders of marine life and develop a deeper understanding of environmental conservation. Join us on this exciting journey as we empower the next generation of scientists, thinkers, and stewards of our planet. 

Together, let's make a splash with WaterWays!