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  • Teacher Turns Pencils Into Water

    Blue Planet Run applauds a genius idea from teacher, Tina Adwar. She models great behavior for her students while saving lives. Here she is with her students from Newfield High School in Selden, NY.

    Tina says:

    "I am an Earth Science teacher at Newfield High School in Selden, NY. My students are required to have pencils for lab work, graphing etc. I used to be frustrated at the number of students who did not have a pencil on any given day."

    "For the past two years, I have turned a negative into a positive."

    "Students who forget their pencils buy one from me for 10 cents. When we reach $15, I match the money and we buy bricks to line a well through Blue Planet Run Foundation. So far this year we have made two $30 donations. Last year we made three. Students understand where the money is going because I show them the videos on your website. It's been a great learning experience for the students to realize the need for water in other places in the world."

    You too can use your genius to raise money to bring clean water to developing countries.