CLEAN WATER ALABAMA DONATES WATER PRESERVATION BOOKS TO
BALDWIN COUNTY PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Fairhope, Ala. (April 18, 2023) – Clean Water Alabama (CWA), a Baldwin County-based, all volunteer, non-profit water preservation group, recently donated 10,000 coloring and activity books to Baldwin County Public Schools to help teach elementary students the importance of being good stewards of Alabama waterways. A year-long collaborative effort that began with the creation of the materials by CWA member and retired sixth grade teacher “Coach” Wayne Miller, the schools were also given teacher lesson plans to accompany the books.
“Seeing the CWA books published is an amazing feeling!” Miller said. “A lot of people have contributed ideas and suggestions that make these books an educational and fun adventure for children using them.” (Photo: Wayne Miller)
The artwork for the books was designed by Grace Roberts, a graphic design student with Coastal Alabama Community College at the time who was awarded a scholarship by CWA for her contribution to the project.
“Many thanks to Grace Roberts for her colorful covers that make you want to just open these up and start completing the wonderful illustrations and activities she designed,” Miller said.
According to Miller, Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum for Baldwin County Public Schools, Becky Turner, was instrumental in gaining approval for the school’s use of the coloring and activity books and invited CWA to present the curriculum to STEM teachers earlier this year.
“We are blessed to have wonderful community partners in Baldwin County who care about our students just as much as we do. Not only are these books a hands-on way to learn, but it teaches our students about what is right here in our own backyards and how to protect it,” Turner said. “We cannot wait to see these activities come to life in our classrooms.” (Photo: Becky Turner, M.Ed, Ed.S.)
The donation was made possible by the generosity of CWA sponsors, including Piggly Wiggly Stores, Fairhope Soap Company, Daphne Rotary Club, Fairhope Sunset Rotary and Streamline Environmental. In addition to Baldwin County Public Schools, the books have been donated to several area private schools, including Bayside Academy.
ABOUT CLEAN WATER ALABAMA
Clean Water Alabama is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the citizens of Alabama to take the necessary actions to ensure that our water resources (rivers, streams, lakes, bays, and coast) are protected from those items that make them unsafe to its citizens, and the plant and animal life that live within and around. For more information on Clean Water Alabama, visit CleanWaterAlabama.com.