Tollgate Elementary Students Show Off Their Water Knowledge

Tollgate Water Treatment Presentation

When it comes to H2O, students at Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning know their stuff.

Over the last six weeks of the school year, more than 120 third graders got the chance to participate in the Keep It Clean - Neighborhood Environmental Trios (KIC-NET) program – a hyperlocal urban watershed education initiative facilitated by Earth Force. Earth Force works with communities to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future.

Since the school is surrounded by Tollgate Creek, students decided to do an environmental study of sorts on what helps – and hurts – its water quality. Following their research on topics like dog waste, grass clippings and trash, students guided visitors through the watershed and advised them on how to protect the water stream and keep it as clean as possible.

APS 2020: Shaping the Future Strategic Plan- Core Belief:
-Students take an active and ongoing responsibility for their learning.


Tollgate Water Treatment Presentation
One student explains his knowledge of the Tollgate Creek to his father.
Tollgate Water Treatment Presentation
Students explain how the runoff of dog waste and grass clippings hurt water quality in Tollgate Creek.