Drops of Knowledge for Rivers of Change


Beginning with the basics of water, the reader is encouraged to dive into deeper levels of awareness to explore our relationship with water, most personally through our own human bodies. Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 70% water, and that around 70% of our planet’s surface is covered by oceans? All of the water in the world is the same substance!

There is only a finite amount of water, and it is continuously recycled in different forms. The water in your sweat last week in one country might have been in a wading pond for dinosaurs on another continent in another era. A thousand years from today, those droplets might be floating in a vast ocean on the other side of the world. As our bodies depend on water to keep us alive and healthy, our families depend on water for washing, cooking, and recreation, to name just a few of the ways we use water every day. Extending beyond the personal, the learning journey ripples out to the world around us as we explore the dynamics between water and our schools and the larger community; gardens and tree planting, traditional practices, sanitation, and hygiene.

Next, we explore the wider world of water. Can you imagine how the water in your home and school interacts with the water inside and outside every other living thing in every place? When the wind blows, a cloud might carry your local water to a place many miles away