Water All Around You

How do we get clean water at home? Where does the dirty water go… and how does it get treated? What is a watershed… and why is it important?

The Water All Around You program is here to answers these questions and more. And we do so by letting South Shore students learn first-hand through fun, interactive lessons. Every year more than 2,500 South Shore students learn how they can protect their local watershed.

When the Water All Around You program visits a school, students and parent volunteers gather around 3D models showing how water moves across their town, how pollution travels down our streets when it rains and ends up in our rivers, and how dirty water gets treated. As part of the program, students can even tour their local water treatment plant. Most importantly, they learn how to conserve water by making small changes–and that’s just the start.

“All together, [Water All Around You] tells a story, and the best part is that it’s so tied to the curriculum and leads to such wonderful conversations in the classroom afterwards.
~ Melinda Soliwada, Pembroke Elementary Teacher

Water is a valuable resource, especially here on the South Shore, so it’s important to use it wisely. Water All Around You really helps students understand how they can help to keep their local water clean and learn how to conserve it – for now and for the future.


The Water All Around You school program is sponsored by WaterSmart South Shore. WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.

To learn more about the Water All Around You program for your school or group, contact WaterSmart Program Manager Lori Wolfe, at lori@nsrwa.org or (781) 659-8168.