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johnson students present at international teacher workshop

Four AP Environmental Science students from Johnson High School were presenters at the 2012 International Groundwater Institute on Nov. 16 hosted by San Antonio Water Systems.

The International Groundwater Institute is a workshop for teachers from all over Latin America. The Latin American teachers spend a year in Texas going to classes and taking workshops. The goal of the program is to equip the Latin American teachers with knowledge and tools about aquatic systems that they can take back to their home countries and implement in their schools and communities in order to improve living standards.

Rudy Apodca, Caroline Hernandez, Juliana Silva and Rebecca Esponiza-Hernand talked about the importance of a personal filtration device called LifeStraw. LifeStraw is saving lives all over the world, including Latin America, by preventing the LifeStraw user for being exposed to water-borne illnesses.

The students presented to the teachers in Spanish and took questions at the end of the presentation. The AP Environmental Science students had the opportunity to eat lunch with the Latin American teachers and hear from them what it was like for students in their countries.

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Posted on December 6, 2012