Toho Water Authority plays a huge part in the lives of local students in Osceola County. Over the summer, Toho offered their Toho WaterWorks Summer Camp, which ran from July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017 to about 20 middle school students. Each day, the campers were able to learn about the importance of water through hands-on experiments, group building activities, and tours of various facilities.
The Osceola County Historical Society was able to witness firsthand how excited and enthusiastic the whole group was when they walked through the door at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, as one of the stops made during day 1 of camp.
The eager to learn campers filled the museum and made their way into the Buster Kenton Room, where an interactive presentation on Water Waste Management was made by Justin Hetu, from the City of Kissimmee. His main focus during the presentation was solving the problem of water waste in Osceola County. The kids were asked to take 15 minutes to write or draw their ideas on a piece of paper that would then be shared with the group.
What are your thoughts on keeping the waterways clean in Osceola County?
Here are some of the responses received from the Toho WaterWorks Campers.
- Use nets to trap the garbage in the lakes.
- Build a machine that lowers into the water to collect waste.
- Use a vacuum system that collects waste then shoots it to the moon.
- Don’t litter!
With the help and encouragement from Toho Water Authority and the City of Kissimmee, those 20 campers now have the knowledge to go out into the community and make other people aware of the dangers of water waste, littering, and the effect it has on everyone and everything.
Thank you Toho Water Authority for hosting another great Summer Camp!