Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change - Swarovski Waterschool Teaching Material

Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change - Swarovski Waterschool Teaching Material

Just as a glimmering Swarovski crystal reflects the colors of the rainbow, each drop of water holds a rainbow of possibility. By revealing the many links between water and our daily lives, we hope the activities outlined in Swarovski Waterschool Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change Teaching and Learning Material will engage and inspire you to discover the value of water and to understand our interconnectedness with all things. 

Swarovski has invested in the development of these materials so that they are available for free for all that wish to use them. These materials have been created to be fun, inspire students to be curious, creative, critical thinkers, and to help students grow as stewards of water and the planet. 

This Global Edition of Swarovski Waterschool Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change Teaching and Learning Material represents activities and local knowledge developed by hundreds of Swarovski Waterschool programs in seven countries around the world. Designed to meet the diverse interests and needs of teachers, parents, and youth group leaders, this global guide contains nine modules. These teaching and learning materials are designed to be integrated into science, geography, mathematics, health, social studies, language arts, and environmental education among other subjects. Recognizing that, along with age differences, there may be learning disparities related to urban and rural settings, the country context, or socioeconomic groups. Therefore, the materials provide flexibility for adapting an activity to the local context for students 8 to 18.  

We welcome you to use Swarovski Waterschool Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change Teaching Materials and to let us know what you are doing in your school and how you are able to use these materials. office.waterschool@swarovski.com

Module: 1

SWS Programs

Module: 2

Water Basics

Module: 3

Water and Me

Module: 4

Water and Family

Module: 5

Water and School

Module: 6

Water and Community

Module: 7

Water and Biome

Module: 8

Water and Planet

Module: 9

Waterschool Network

Acknowledgments

Swarovski Waterschool Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change teaching and learning material was prepared for D. Swarovski KG by the Swarovski Waterschool International Team led by Donna Goodman, Clemens Scheiber, and Bruno Maia.

With special thanks to Swarovski Waterschool leaders worldwide:

Burak Cakmak, Ulrike Braun, Matthew Rusk, Anja Riedmann,
Birgit Wirnsberger (NPT, Austria), Yunhua Liu (SISC, China), Charity Bwiza (AWEC, Uganda), Suresh Babu (WWF, India), Swamini Adityananda Saraswati (IHRF, India), Arati Patel (ECI, USA), and
Raquel Luna (FAS, Brazil).

Swarovski Waterschool gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Swarovski family and employees worldwide as well as country teams that have led the development of the national specific editions of this manual, which will be published in 2017.