County’s new mascot teaches kids about water conservation

Students at Bet Breira School in Kendall learned about the importance of water conservation during a recent visit from a very special guest, “D rop,’ Miami-Dade County’s new public outreach mascot for water conservation.

Bet Breira was the first school visited by the newly unveiled mascot, who will travel around the county educating young people on the many ways they can conserve water. “Our students and teachers were excited to meet ‘D rop’ and to realize the importance of protecting South Florida’s natural water resources — especially as we prepare to honor Earth Day,” said Judith Rose, Bet Breira School director.

Students learned about the role of the Everglades in their lives, why it is important not to pollute and what happens when nonnative plants and animals are introduced into our delicate eco-system. The children explored < >, a website dedicated to teaching about the role of water conservation and care. The site is open to the public, and a kids Web page already is up and running.

“It was apparent to our students and teachers that they have a very important role to play in water conservation,” Rose added. “They couldn’t wait to go home and share what they had learned with their families.”

Bet Breira School’s preschool offers programs for infants through pre-kindergarten (VPK approved). Bet Breira’s Day School is open to students in Grades K-5.

For more information about Bet Breira School, call 305-595-3008.

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