Drought Education Pilot Project at Marshall Fundamental

On Wednesday, September 2 the Drought Education Pilot Project was kicked-off at Marshall Fundamental High School. In partnership with Fran Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair of State Water Resources Control Board; Brad Boman, Water Engineering Manager of Pasadena Water & Power; and Dr. Adrian Hightower, Education Unit Manager of the Metropolitan Water District, The Drought Education Pilot Project is designed to engage students in California’s drought situation.

During this 8 week project:

• Students will learn about the current drought situation and the related government policies in their English, Math, Science and Social Studies classes as it pertains to each subject. Students will develop ideas and possible solutions from combining lessons learned in each subject about the drought.
• The top ideas for both middle school and high school students will be posted online.
• Once the ideas are posted students will vote on their favorites.
• The students will then have the opportunity to elaborate and build upon the top ideas.
• The final 10 ideas will then be presented to state and local policy makers.

The mission of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, a diverse educational community, is to graduate students who are empowered to think critically, to act responsibly, and to take on challenges through a system distinguished by instruction that is both rigorous and engaging and a culture that invites and embraces students and their families.

Pasadena Unified School District is the FIRST CHOICE in education for families in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. We help families find the best education fit for their children by offering an array of programs and services.

EW Consulting, Inc. and Northern Rift are partnering with Marshall Fundamental to help educate the students with their expertise, industry connections, computer and technology tools.

For more information, visit www.pusd.us/pages/PasadenaUSD.

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