Panther Island / Central City News

The Art of Living & Fort Worth SPARC bring students to the river

In late July, through a collaboration with The Art Of Living and Fort Worth SPARC, students got to experience a week long adventure of field trips and activities throughout Fort Worth. Our staff was proud to present and teach the students about Panther Island and TRWD.

First, TRWD Environmental staff brought the students down to the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion to learn a little about what a watershed is and how it works. Through an interactive activity the students learned how water gets from the sky, to the Trinity River, and everywhere in between! The students learned an important lesson, that everything from rain to litter eventually makes its way to our river.

The next day, the students saw firsthand how Panther Island develops their storm water in a unique and cost-effective way. Students first listened to a presentation from TRWD staff connecting what they learned on the first day to how Panther Island handles this issue in a way that is both smart and sustainable. After the presentation, students got to see the first section of the storm water canal system that is currently under construction. Giving the students a real-life example of the information they had just received.

After all the exciting field trips were finished, the students went back to their classroom to put down on paper everything they had learned that week. On the following Saturday they were able to showcase their work to the members of the community at, “The Village Pop Up Event.”