Water Bottle Station

Water Bottle Station


IT IS 9:38 AM ON THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING. I ALMOST TOOK ONE HOUR BACK. THE SUMMER SEASON KICKS OFF TOMORROW BUT THAT IS NOT STOPPING THE STUDENTS IN ELK GROVE FROM THEIR FINAL LESSON. THIS IS THE FINAL PHASE OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GEO INQUIRY PROJECT. THEY MAKE WATER MORE ACCESSIBLE AND REDUCED PLASTIC WASTE. Reporter: CHEERS AND BOTTLES UP. GOOD MORNING. WE ARE LIVE AT THE ELK GROVE STUDENTS FROM THESE STUDENTS, JIM BENTLEY WITH HIS SIX GRADERS AND GOOD MORNING, YOU GUYS. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: THIS IS MORGAN. WE HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT WATER FILLING STATION AND TELL US ABOUT THIS. THIS WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION WAS INSTALLED BECAUSE WE NEED TO MAKE IT SO THAT THERE’S NOT A LOT OF MARINE PLASTIC GOING INTO THE OCEAN. Reporter: THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT MISSION. SOPHIE, WHAT HAS THIS PROJECT BEEN LIKE FOR YOU? IT HAS BEEN LONG BUT FUN. IT IS EXCITING BECAUSE WE CAN HELP PEOPLE NOT ONLY IN SOUTHERN SUDAN BUT IN ELK GROVE, AND WE CAN SAVE MARINE AND WILDLIFE. Reporter: THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM. THEY READ A BOOK LAST FALL THAT INSPIRED THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM. THE CRAZIEST PART IS THAT THEY DID THE BIG FUNDRAISER WITH’S LINE — SLIME TO FUND THIS. YOU HAVE TO BE SO PROUD OF YOUR STUDENTS. I AM, THEY ARE AMAZING KIDS AND THEY HAVE WORKED SO HARD THIS YEAR. Reporter: THIS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM IS NOT ONLY FOR GROWN-UPS BUT FOR THE PUPS AS WELL. THIS IS INSTALLED IN UNDER 10 MINUTES WITH THE CARBON FILTER, DOGGIE BOWL FOR THE PUPPIES, AND THE FOUNTAIN IS 88 COMPLIANT FOR PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS. AT THE BACK IS THE WATER FILLING STATION, COOL AND FILTERED WATER THAT TASTES VERY GOOD. EVERYBODY SAYS THIS TASTE FANTASTIC. Reporter: HANNAH, YOU GUYS HAVE ANOTHER PROJECT IN THE WORKS. YOU DON’T WANT TO JUST STOP HERE AND YOU SAID YOU HAVE SOME BIG IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE. YES. WE WANT TO INCLUDE THESE IN PARKS AND IN SCHOOLS. THAT WAY WHEN PEOPLE RUN BY ON THE SIDEWALK THEY CAN JUST REFILLED THE WATER BOTTLE. THAT IS ALSO IN SCHOOL SO THAT THE CHILDREN CAN REFILLED THE WATER BOTTLES AS WELL. Reporter: I’M SO IMPRESSED WITH YOU GUYS, AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SWING BY AND VISIT, FILL UP YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE

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