Kennedy Primary Academy hosts Rain Barrel Project

Kennedy Primary Academy's Green Team met after school today to learn about water conservation through art.

The Rain Barrel Project has going on for about three years now and students from the South Bend Community School Corporation have been a part of it since it first started.

It's a fun and creative way to educate kids and adults about collecting rain water for later use. It also shows one way of protecting our river and watershed.

On Friday, students gathered outside and each got a turn to paint the barrel.

They decorated it with flowers, lizards and shooting stars and more.

Once the barrel's done, it will be auctioned off to the public to promote the green roof project at The Century Center.

"First off, they are just the best ambassadors,” explains Greening the Bend Executive Director Kathleen Petitjean. “They are the ones that will go home and say, you know, we don't need to keep the water running while we are brushing out teeth and you know, why don't we capture water our vegetables and our plants. So, who is not going to listen to a kid?”.

Right now there are thirteen in total but they have the capacity to have about 20.

The ball is September 7, 2013.

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