Einstein Charter to Host Water Palooza FRIDAY with leaders from the Water Environment Federation (WEF)
EINSTEIN CHARTER SCHOOL TO HOST WATER PALOOZA TO RAISE WATER AWARENESS
Young Water Professionals to Plant Seeds of Water Awareness with Sherwood Forest students as part of the upcoming WEFTEC® 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Einstein Charter School Sherwood Forest will host young leaders from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) for a special event called Water Palooza this Friday, September 23 from 9am to 2:30pm at Einstein Charter School Sherwood Forest, 4801 Maid Marion in New Orleans East.
Water Palooza will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to connect the next generation with water, how essential it is to everything, and how we are all responsible for taking care of it.
Organized by WEF’s Students & Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), as part WEFTEC 2016 – WEF’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference – is designed to promote participation, foster networking and knowledge exchange, and encourage involvement in the cause of clean water within the water profession and the local community.
Nearly 400 students from Sherwood Forest Campus will enjoy a program of fun and educational water awareness activities. Activities will include a game about wastewater treatment, learning what you can and cannot flush down a toilet, a hands-on activity about Louisiana’s lines of defense from storm surge, and a demonstration on stormwater and infiltration.
Authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board, Einstein Charter Schools operates a group of consistently high performing, open admissions schools in New Orleans East. The Einstein Group, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, governs Einstein Charter Schools. The group recently received a $5 million High Quality Charter School Replication grant from United States Department of Education. We strongly encourage members from underrepresented groups to apply to join our community as teachers, administrators and students so that this program can serve all. Please note, all Einstein Charter Schools' facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. We warmly welcome all to attend, including anyone who needs special accommodations. Please contact us at (504) 324-7459 with any specials needs. Einstein also recently received the 2015 COSEBOC School Award for Excellence and Leadership in Educating Boys of Color. Einstein has been repeatedly recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a “Top Gains” and “High Performing, High Poverty” school and by the Orleans Parish School Board as a “Top Performing” school. Einstein recently expanded to the former Sarah Towles Reed campus to provide a middle and high school facility for 500 additional students. Einstein has one of the most diverse student bodies in the city and the largest English Language Learner (ELL) population, with 34 percent of its students in an ELL program.