Tennessee American Water partnered with the Chattanooga Public Library during the month of June to provide LiSTEM summer enrichment workshops on water delivery systems to a group of middle-school students with the Goodwill Youth Advantage Summer Camp program.
“In the LiSTEM: V-Mission workshop, youth learned from various experiments such as water pressure, water drainage, water pollution filtration, and how important water systems connect with other city systems,” said Jessica Broadnax, learning strategist at the Chattanooga Public Library.
Components of the program have included an overview of Tennessee American Water’s process of distributing water to arrive in customers’ homes and businesses every day; hands-on experiment with water filtration; mathematical problems based on water flow; an experiment to demonstrate pumping water to elevated areas; and a fire hydrant demonstration.
According to Grady Stout, engineer at Tennessee American Water, "It was a great opportunity to work with the students and see them make the connection from the water as it leaves the river, to the finished result of clean, reliable drinking water."
Students at the LiSTEM Summer Enrichment Workshop