Spokane Aquifer Education
a partnership with the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
Aqua Duck greets the crowds at the Coeur d'Alene 4th of July Parade - 2017
Looking for info on properly disposing of household or business hazardous waste? Spokane Waste Directory
Support from the Spokane Aquifer Joint Board provides KSPS with the resources to educate our community and our classrooms on ways to preserve the aquifer. The popular workshops, presented by Kristen Zimmer and Elizabeth Lancaster, teach young students about our most precious regional resource: the Spokane Valley - Rathdrum Prairie aquifer. Children are presented with hands-on, inquiry based lessons about how to keep the aquifer clean and sustainable.
River image source: Spokane Valley-Rathdram Prairie Aquifer Atlas, 2009
2017 Billboard Contest Winners
2016 "Got Waste - Put it in the Right Place" Contest Winners
2016 Poster Winners
2016 Video Winner
2016 Story Winner
Aquaduck Saves the Day
Mikayla Fox Spokane International Academy 3-24-16
Once there was a old couple who decided they didn’t like the color of their house. So they, along with their kids went to the store to pick out a color to paint their house. They finally decided on a beautiful ocean blue. They thought they would need about a gallon of paint. After they had picked out their color and had it made, they went home and all pitched in on helping to paint the house. They called the color they chose, bluetiful. It took them four days to get the painting job done and after that, they still had a fourth of a gallon left.
“Well, I guess we’ll never need to use this color again. I’ll go to the dump tomorrow and bring the paint with me along with all those leaves we raked,” said the father.
The next morning the father got up early to take the garbage to the dump. He went outside and grabbed the paint bucket and a garbage bag and was about to dump it out when suddenly he heard a ZAP! He turned around and found nothing. He looked in the tree but saw nothing. When he turned back around he saw a blue duck standing there.
“Who are you?” dad said.
“I am Aquaduck! and I am here to tell you… DON’T THROW AWAY PAINT!”
“Why not?” replied dad.
“Because, when you throw away paint it goes to the incinerator to get burned up releasing terrible gasses into the air. That is why it is important to put waste in the proper safe place. ” Aquaduck explained.
“Well then Mr. Aquaduck what should I do with all this leftover paint?” asked dad.
“You should dry the paint out before you throw it away,” answered Aquaduck.
“How do you dry it out?” dad questioned
Suddenly Aquaduck started floating away into the air higher and higher and higher and just about disappeared he yelled, "To learn more visit www.spokanewastedirectory.org!"