During a special ceremony at the Bethpage Public Library on June 14, 2023, the Bethpage Water District (BWD) announced the winners of this year’s water conservation poster contest. As part of an annual event, all the Bethpage Union Free School District community’s fifth graders were invited to design posters depicting different ways members of the community can conserve water. The contest serves as an engaging activity that teaches students the importance of protecting and preserving Long Island’s sole-source aquifer. The Water District received close to 200 submissions from elementary students this year.
“Water is our most precious natural resource,” stated Bethpage Water District Commissioner Scott A. Greco. “It is critical that young children learn about water conservation, protecting our aquifer and all that goes into providing high-quality drinking water to their homes. This is why this poster contest and our ongoing partnership with the Bethpage School District is so important.”
Bethpage Water District Commissioner Teri Catapano Black added, “We received so many creative and innovative submissions which made it very challenging to select the finalists this year. We were inspired by of all the students that participated.”
Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners:
Click each student's name below to view their entry, or click the "View Gallery" button at the bottom of the page to see all the winning entries.
Kramer Lane Elementary School
Charles Campagne Elementary School
Central Boulevard Elementary School
Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners deliberated, judged and selected the poster contest finalists based on creativity, design and the overall water conservation message. This year, the District selected first, second, and third place winners from the three elementary schools within the District. Each winner received a trophy and a personalized certificate for their winning poster designs.
As part of the BWD and the Bethpage School District partnership, earlier this spring every fifth-grade student took a behind the scenes tour of the Water District’s state-of-the-art drinking water production facility. Students witnessed firsthand how the water treatment process works and learned about water conservation.
“The partnership between the Bethpage Water District and the School District has given students a unique opportunity to learn about their environment and water conservation. Every student puts a tremendous amount of time, thought and energy into their original concept. It’s remarkable to see the creativity that comes from this learning experience each year. The tenth annual poster contest with the Bethpage Water District demonstrates that students grasp the need to protect our most precious natural resource,” said David Schneider, Superintendent of Bethpage Schools.
The posters are available for viewing at the Bethpage Water District headquarters (25 Adams Avenue, Bethpage, NY), and they will also be on display at the District’s 100th Anniversary Event later this Fall.
For more information on water conservation, visit https://www.bethpagewater.com/conservation