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"I don't know where to begin in explaining the impact you have made with your WaterVentures mobile lab. The experience was beyond anything I ever imagined. The teachers were blown away with your top-notched instructors and hands-on approach to learning more about topics dealing with water. Your professional staff, Kelly, Amy and Sarah were so patient, extremely knowledgeable and took their job very seriously to educate all 240 students at Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School. Also, it's great to know that Mark was such a great team player in making sure everything was set and secure for our students." - Mary Lynn Hess, Goldsboro Elementary School, Sanford, Florida
"...Your presenters, Amy, Ashley, and Sarah were excellent! They kept the children's focus with discussion and activities that opened their eyes to another part of Florida. The interactions throughout this presentation with my students were heart warming and my students couldn't wait to draw their appreciation pictures. WaterVentures is a unique educational experience and I am grateful to those who had the insight to create this mobile classroom. I hope you will return again!" - Glenn Steinberg, Colonial Drive Elementary School, Miami, Florida
" ...The activities addressed in the mobile lab are relevant, aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and with our district's goal of providing every student with the best STEM education in the country. The topics addressed, such as Florida biodiversity, hydrogeology, watershed stewardship, and water conservation are very important to our students and to our community to maintain a sustainable South Florida ecosystems. ....[The] students were very excited and engaged in all activities. Teachers and administrators were very happy to have their students exposed to a highly interactive and educational program. Ms. Thelma Fornell, Principal at Campbell Drive K-8 Center said 'The kids loved it. It was a great "hands on" experience for them. My coach and teachers were still talking about it the next day.' Thank you." - Cristian Carranza, Executive Director, Department of Mathematics and Science, Miami Dade County Public Schools
"I loved how the educational staff got the students excited about learning about conservation and recycling. The hands-on approach was excellent!"
"The presenters were professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly. Excellent experience!!!"
"The program was very educational and the teachers were informative and engaging. The truck was interactive and engrossed the students."
" I loved all the educational hands-on activities the students were able to engage in."
" ...The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and it is evident that they have a passion for teaching. While this isn't a trip to see the dolphins, this really is an imperative program that teaches our children the importance of water in our lives. It teaches us why it is important to protect this precious resources and how to conserve it for generations to come. If you are a teacher or a school here in Florida, contact WaterVentures today to set up a visit to your classroom soon. It is an experience that all children and teachers shouldn't miss out on. " - Claire VanSusteren, Sachs Media Group
" All of the instructors were excellent, both friendly and knowledgeable. Our fourth and fifth grade students not only enjoyed, but also learned a lot from the many activities both inside and outside the truck."
" We loved the adventure and exploration that WaterVentures brought to our school. The staff was fantastic and engaging. They were structured and kept to schedule. The information was kid friendly and easily grasped by all. The young ladies made this an enjoyable as well as an educational learning experience."
"On behalf of the 1650 attendees at the Florida Association for the Education of Young Childrens Annual Conference in Orlando at the Marriott World Center Hotel, I want to thank you for lending the traveling display to our conference. It is fabulous and generated lots of excitement. We appreciated the donation of the bike which was won by one of our volunteers." - Suzanne Gellens, Executive Director of FAEYC
"I want to Thank You! so much for today's WaterVentures visit. Our students, teachers, and staff members LOVED IT!! The success of this visit could not have been possible without your AMAZING staff! They were all working together and helping us keep the tight Wednesday schedule. I know that this visit has made a positive impact on our students whom have not stopped talking about it all day. The truck was able to setup and breakdown without interrupting our morning arrivals nor afternoon dismissal." -Janet Gutierrez, 5th grade teacher at Espinosa Elementary
"What an amazing experience the team brought to my students! Amanda, Amy and Travis were so great with the kids. [They were] enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inspiring, thoughtful and well prepared! All of the students were telling their [other] teachers about the truck. The teachers came to me throughout the day wishing they could go too! Kids came back from the weekend telling me how their family has changed their water-use habits!" - Cassandra Ehlendt, Kathleen Middle School
“…Our forth and fifth graders were so excited. Travis, Amy and the rest of your instructors were excellent presenters and teachers. Their delivery and presentation was so relevant to our 4th and 5th graders. Our students really enjoyed it and learned so much. I am sure that if more people in our community could get involved as you did, we would be able to meet many of our challenges and achieve high academic standards for all students. …Thank you for your time and commitment to education in our community. It is evident that you believe education is a priority and we appreciate it fully.” –Miriam Comer, Brentwood Elementary School
“We absolutely loved the experience! The children were very engaged and involved and I found myself learning new things about watersheds that I hadn’t previously understood that well.” – Hali Flahavan, PineView School for the Gifted