We are a group of middle and high school students sponsored by SA HERO that work on a student driven water learning service project. Through a program called H2O University, SAWS provides workworkshops beginning in September to learn more about water resources in San Antonio. Students are then tasked with completing a “Problem-Based Service Learning Project” on any water-related topic which they present at the end-of-year SWAT Conference. This year there were 10 high schools participating and the HERO team made 11. This was our 6th year participating on the SAWS Water Action Team.
We brainstormed ideas for projects that would benefit the local area. Building a pond was our choice, because it could be a resource for other groups and add to the landscape of our chosen location. Our funding cam from a private source after writing a proposal for the project. We spent many hours planning the pond from deciding on the types of pumps to the type of fish and plants that would live in the pond. It was a great opportunity to learn about water, team work, and community.