May 8, 2014 4:35 pm

Okanagan students act out water path to the tap

The Grade 7 French Immersion class at Summerland Middle School took a top prize in the "Map Your Tap" Challenge put on by the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

The Grade 7 French Immersion class at Summerland Middle School took a top prize in the "Map Your Tap" Challenge put on by the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

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KELOWNA, B.C. – Okanagan students from Vernon and Summerland have come out on top when it comes to demonstrating how water ends up in your tap.

The Okanagan WaterWise ‘Map Your Tap’ Challenge saw creative submissions from students for B.C. Drinking Water Week. The event was sponsored by the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB).

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Monique Porter’s Grade 7 French Immersion class at Summerland Middle School created a prize winning movie trailer called “The Thirst Games” where the main character, “Catfish Everclean” teaches the importance of protecting the water.

Uta Van Ziffle’s Grade 1 class at Okanagan Landing Elementary in Vernon created a skit, “Think Before You Drink”, showing the water cycle through character acting. Students portrayed snowflakes and raindrops falling into the streams.

Both entries showed the importance of protecting water source areas, according to Corrine Jackson, OBWB communications director.

The students have a choice of a pizza party and pool passes, or a two-hour cruise on Okanagan Lake with a lesson on water provided by the Okanagan Science Centre.

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