Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It’s Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Recognizing Leaders}

This is a very special edition of Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish.  This week Frannie is featuring a Nebraska-based troop of 6th grade Cadettes that showed great leadership in teaching a Brownie troop about surface water (water above the surface of the land, including lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, floodwater, and runoff) contamination and how it can affect wildlife.

Makayla, Jaelynn, and Emily present Frannie the Fish's Story.

These girls showcased Frannie the Fish's Story and taught younger Girl Scouts how they can prevent water contamination and protect wildlife.  From recycling and throwing away items when you are done using them to talking to your parents and guardians about using the correct amount of fertilizers, there are small actions we can all take to protect water quality!

The green powder represents fertilizer.  If too much fertilizer is applied, the plants can't absorb it all and some can runoff into surface water.

"We had a lot of fun presenting Frannie the Fish to the 3rd grade Brownie Troop!  What a great way to show both my 6th grade Cadettes and the younger girls how important it is to take care of the Earth and especially our water!" said Carrie Mathison, troop leader.

Would you want to swim in this water?  Fish like Frannie don't want to either!

Congratulations Troop 44404!

Keep up the great work!  Fish like Frannie need friends like you to be water stewards and educate others on how to protect and conserve water!

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