In 2012, SeaVuria brought 8 Seattle-area schools together with 8 schools in Taita Taveta, Kenya to participate in the Cleveland Water Project, a project that challenges students to investigate the following question: “Who has the right to clean water?”
Science teachers from Seattle and Kenya collaborated in March of 2012 to develop a lesson plan, meet with students, and study the ecosystem in Taita Taveta. Together they designed water lessons that provided students with the underpinnings of scientific knowledge while maintaining common core high school standards. Students in both regions conducted similar laboratory investigations and studied the same lessons to form the underpinnings for the collaboration. Together, Kenyan and Seattle students executed a “call to action” encouraging communities to contribute to clean water campaigns for the good of the future.
Our partnership with Cascade Design, developers of the SE200, water chlorination system helped us expose our students to engineering of an innovative design to solve a global problem. Interaction with female scientists will serve as a source of inspiration to our girls to see themselves as the scientists and problem solvers of tomorrow. SeaVuria hopes to continue participating in the Collaborative Water Project for future generations.