Elementary school children can join Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company’s mascot Bella the Bee to have some fun and learn about water through several virtual education programs.

Students and teachers in the Bellflower Unified School District are invited to participate in the free programs provided by Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company (BSMWC). Each program is tailored to specific grade levels, offering opportunities for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

The specialized activities include:

  • Water Cycle Bracelet

Students in grades K-3 learn about the various stages of the water cycle. They then use colored beads representing each of those stages to create a bracelet demonstrating their understanding of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection.

  • Artwork Contest

Kindergarten through 6th grade students create posters during the month of September showing the value of water or responsible water use. Entries are divided into kindergarten through 3rd grade and 4th through 6th grade categories. Winners in each category receive a $50 Amazon gift card for first place, a $35 Amazon gift card for second place and a $25 Amazon gift card for third place. Winning entries are passed along for consideration in the Water Replenishment District’s annual student art contest.

  • Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Children in grades K-6 learn about how vital water is to our everyday lives, then search for related items in their homes. Prizes are mailed to all participants in the Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

  • Mini Science Challenge

Students in grades 4-6 compete for prizes against others in their grade level at all Bellflower schools. The program includes five monthly challenges and is aligned to grade-level standards. Activities are designed to challenge students in all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

“It is never too early to teach students about conservation and the value of water,” said Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company General Manager Steve Lenton. “We’re proud to offer these programs where children can learn with Bella the Bee and have some fun at the same time.”

To participate in the free virtual education programs, contact Mikayla Coleman at mikayla@bsmwc.com or call the BSMWC office at 562-866-9980.