HCWA hosts Cubihatcha Kids for Field Trips
The HCWA hosted approximately 3,000 Henry County 3rd grade students and 135 teachers for field trips at its Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center during a two-week period in September.
This year marked the 14th Annual “Cubihatcha Kids” field trips, which include activities featuring experiential or “hands-on learning” of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula in an outdoor classroom setting. To date, more than 40,000 “Cubihatcha Kids” have participated in these field trips.
This annual event is organized by the Henry County Outdoor Education Partnership, which features the HCWA, Henry County Board of Education, and Henry County Board of Commissioners. Faculty included volunteers from these partners as well as individuals from Henry County Stormwater Management, Georgia/Henry County 4-H, the Georgia Farm Bureau, and others.
The “Cubihatcha Kids” spent their allotted day at the Center participating in classes such as: The Water Cycle, Project WET, Stormwater Pollution, Crayfish Anatomy and Wildlife Habitat, Watersheds, Physical Education and Nutrition, Water Striders, H2Olympics, Farming, and more.
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District has recognized the “Cubihatcha Kids” initiative with its STREAM Award for Education and Outreach Program Excellence, while the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) awarded the HCWA with its Gold Award for Public Education Program Excellence.
Check out our photo gallery on this website for pictures from this year's Cubihatcha Kids field trips.