Bring Your Story to Your Community
DC Water and Blue Drop teamed up to create beautifully illustrated stories about the water and wastewater treatment process for students ages 6-10, and we’d love to share those stories with you. Use these resources to add a new twist to environmental holidays and teach students about how reduce pollution to the collection system and increase the overall health of your local waterways using the STEAM activities included. Please reach out if you’re interested in licensing our children’s books for your utility’s story.
Wendy and the Water Cycle
Show students how water and wastewater utilities are part of the water cycle in our newest book. Wendy the Water Drop guides students along water’s path from precipitation to drinking water to wastewater treatment to evaporation. This book meets Next Generation Science Standards K-ESS3-1 and includes a STEAM activity.
Wendy, Where Does Our Wastewater Go?
Take students on an engaging tour of the wastewater treatment process at their local plant. Wendy and her companions learn where wastewater goes and how it is treated. Complete the fun hands on STEAM activities at the end of the book to bring the story to life. License this book to swap out DC Water’s logo with your utility’s logo and update the treatment process to match your own.
Winner of WEF’s Public Outreach Award in 2021.
“This is a super non-fiction book for primary grades. It has lots of good information and yet fun reading for younger students. It would be an excellent addition to any library. The book has a sing song, rhyming text that children find enjoyable and also helps with decoding words. Two particular pluses are the narrator is female and the characters are diverse.”
-Peggy Morgan, STEM Volunteer/Robotics Coach at Walker-Jones Education Campus
Wendy and the Curious Case of the Leak
Have your future customers ever wondered how water gets to their tap? Or where the water in their home comes from? Wendy and the Curious Case of the Leak, released in fall 2021, takes a group of inquisitive kids on an adventure all the way to their source water as they investigate a leak inside their home. Readers can embark on their own adventure too, following the journey water takes to get to their home with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activity in the book. License this book to be part of your clean water education programs in elementary schools.