Students will start the school year with five new Hydration Stations funded by the Parent Teacher Association and the campus activities fund, according to a Tyler ISD news release.
The Hydration Stations provide cold, filtered water from a dispenser triggered by an electronic sensor.
When students put a bottle in front of the sensor, it fills up within seconds, according to the news release.
Moore Principal Claude Lane said the stations raise awareness among the students about the value of quality drinking water and the impact the natural resource can have on their learning, according to the news release.
“We are also promoting sensitivity to helping avoid plastic waste in our landfills, and therefore improving our environment,” Lane said, according to the news release.
The plan is to take the lessons to the classroom.
Students in the environmental science enrichment elective will not only learn about the importance of keeping non-biodegradable waste out of landfills, but also practice recycling by picking up recycled paper once a month and collecting aluminum cans.