“Where does your dog go to the bathroom?” asked a representative with the San Antonio River Authority. “In the grass!” shouted 3-year-old Jocelyn Perez. “What happens to the poop when it rains?” the rep pursued. “It gets wet,” said Jocelyn plainly. “No, I mean, where does it go?” the rep clarified while trying to contain his laughter. “Into the ocean,” exclaimed Jocelyn’s older sister Lourdes Sandoval. “Right! That’s why it’s important to clean up your pet’s mess,” he said.
That was just one of the educational lessons – albeit an innocently, hilarious one - that was part of the 2012-2013 Water & Energy Nexus at the Boggess Center on March 23. Science Teacher Andriana LaPoint along with colleagues from Schulze and other elementary schools hosted the event to help give families some insight into alternative resources and living environmentally friendly.
On hand were more than 30 vendors, including CPS Energy, San Antonio Water System, U.S. Department of Energy, Alamo Area Council of Governments, and San Antonio Children’s Museum. Each organization handed out useful information on things like how to read your water meter, protecting your watershed and gas & water-saving tips. Kids also had fun rummaging through the recycled art, creating the perfect bubble and taking their turn inside the Mercedes Benz smart car. The entire crowd was entertained by choirs from Harlandale's elementary schools.