As the autumn leaves begin to fall on Pullman Elementary schools at the beginning of each school year, PCEI and the City of Pullman send out invitations to the annual 4th Pumpin’ Pullman Field Trip held at Lawson Gardens in Pullman, Washington.
With the help of Pullman Water utilities staff, students travel through various education stations to get an understanding of where our water in Pullman comes from, why it’s a precious resource, and how we can all help protect it.
At one education station, students get a tour of Pump 8 next to the Charlie Brown water tower to learn how water gets from our aquifer to our faucets at home. At another, students review the rock cycle, make their own “rocks,” and learn what in the world geology has to do with our source water. Finally, at the last station, students will learn about what the city is doing to help us conserve water as a community and what we can do as individuals to contribute to the cause.
Our teachers had this to say about our field trip!
“The instructors are great with the kids and the material really does tie to our Earth Materials unit!” – Sunnyside Elementary Teacher
“I so appreciate the staff and how they interacted with students.” – Sunnyside Elementary Teacher
“Good use of student vocab and ideas…active learning (physically active and brain puzzles)—fun way to learn about water conservation.” –Franklin Elementary teacher
“Motivational overall!” –Franklin Elementary teacher
“The enthusiasm of the instructors! They were knowledgeable and positive, reinforcing the students as they learned.” – Jefferson Elementary teacher