The Memphis Storm Water Department wants to honor teachers who go above and beyond to bring environmental education and storm water awareness to their students! Beginning this year, teachers who have done outside work of their own or invited us to their class to provide at least 8 of our many storm water education activities (selected to fit the teacher's lesson plans for math, science, reading, art, and more) can be honored with the Memphis Storm Water Department Teacher Appreciation Award! We deeply appreciate all teachers and we could not be what we are without their involvement to help us inspire and motivate students to make a positive impact on storm water quality! If you want to invite us to your classroom, fill in our form here!
We recently presented Ms. Silverman her award for her work with American Way Middle School!
Ms. Silverman's class was the first participant of the newly developed Junior Water Warriors Program, but she had been working to promote environmental and storm water awareness with Memphis Storm Water well before their Junior Water Warrior Project! American Way Middle has an amazing wetland behind it that was formed by beavers making their dams. For years, Ms. Silverman took her classes out to view and experience this new ecosystem and invited Storm Water to bring fresh perspectives of chemical water testing and field assessments. With their Junior Water Warriors project, the students documented their wetlands and even made of model of what they'd like to do to improve them! Fresh start has recently moved Ms. Silverman to Colonial Middle School, but her impact on the students at American Way will be a lasting one- and one that will positively impact the communities these educated and wonderful children become a part of as they grow!