Our Water Heroes are the Defenders of the FuturecomMusication + Chadwick phillips + we all need food and water
We All Need Food and Water and ComMUSICation are partnering to implement water education and action expressed through music.
We All Need Food and Water’s mission is to educate about challenges facing our food and water systems and inspire action. ComMUSICation’s mission is to empower urban youth with skills for success through music, service and community.
Together, we will teach St. Paul youth and families about the importance of water, the challenges our water faces, and ways to protect it. The students will have the chance to showcase what they learned about water and music through musical performances for the community. The students will be synthesizing the information they learned and creating the songs they will perform themselves.
We All Need Food and Water will use their “Defenders of the Future” curriculum as the basis for the water education. Combining science and social studies, the curriculum reveals how, even though humans are negatively impacting the water cycle, regular people (like them) can use their super strengths to turn these challenges around.
This education program extends beyond typical educational programs because it engages the children on a meaningful level and it fosters higher order thinking skills such as analyzing, evaluating, and creating. The students aren’t merely passive receivers of information, but rather pursuing topics that interest them to create their own messages and music.