Four teachers at Westchase area schools have been awarded grants that will help educate their students about local water resources.
The Splash! school grants are awarded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District to help students learn the importance of protecting and conserving Florida’s water resources.
This year 157 Splash! grants were awarded across the District’s 16‑county region to educate students on Florida’s water.
In our area, the following teachers and schools recieved grants for various projects:
- Christine Lindbak, Alonso High School, will receive $1,200. Students will conduct field studies and perform water quality testing, learning about the Hillsborough River watershed.
- Nancy Deringer, Davidsen Middle School, will receive $2,996. Students will test water quality in the field to learn about the Hillsborough River watershed.
- Anthony Leotta, Sickles High School, will receive $2,688. Students will be in charge of the day-to-day maintenance of the school’s aquaponics systems, and work with other classes in the upkeep of the hydroponic garden.
- Wendy Weber, Walker Middle Magnet School, will receive $2,913. Students will simulate the Floridan and Tampa limestone aquifers using rain barrels and soaker hoses.