Disney students were able to experience hands-on learning about the importance of water conservation, quality, and availability. They also learned about the effects of pollution on our ocean and water supply.
This wonderful experience was made possible through a grant from the Disneyland Resort that selected ten schools in the Anaheim Area. Special guests in attendance for this kick-off event included Anaheim City Council member, James Vanderbilt; Magnolia School District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan; Disneyland Resort Corporate Citizenship Manager, Elva Rubalcava; Disneyland Resort Corporate Citizenship Specialist, Jen De Prez; Disney Ambassador, Alexa Garcia; and Wyland Foundation Vice President, Steve Creech.
Magnolia Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan stated "We are so appreciative of Disneyland and the Wyland Foundation for sharing their incredible Learning Lab with our students. Our students had a wonderful time learning about the importance of water conservation."
Joseph Cruz, a fourth grader, was interviewed by KCAL 9 news. He expressed how easy it was to learn about water conservation with great tools in the lab. Ms. Ford, Disney School's Principal was proud that the day after the event several students noticed that the wind was blowing trash from the picnic tables across the playground and wanted to clean it up so that it would not end up in our oceans. According to Ms. Ford, “The Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center made a huge impact on how Walt Disney School’s students interact with the environment. We are so honored to be one of the recipients of Disneyland Resorts’ philanthropy.”