Experiencing Water Resource Accessibility

During the week of April 15, students in 4th, 6th and 10th-12th grades had the opportunity to learn about water resource accessibility in an unusually powerful way and in conjunction with Earth Day.

Thanks to the generosity of Chitra and Anoop Dhakad P’19, ‘22, ‘26, a number of science classes in each division had the chance to utilize state-of-the-art “virtual reality goggles” to study the issue. In class, they viewed a 3D video that tells the dramatic story of the impact that having no direct water access has on a 14-year old girl’s family life and education in East Africa, and how transformative a well is when brought to the village.

The science curriculum extended the learning for them during that week and the goggles were made available to all middle and upper school students during lunch and recess periods. The activities culminated with a speaker from Charity: Water who addressed the issue with the upper school students and faculty.

In addition, all Hackley students and their families are encouraged to engage in a water resource-based community service project in our own backyard -- the annual RiverWalk Cleanup in Tarrytown on Saturday, April 27. Many thanks to our team of science teachers, sustainability and community service coordinators, and the Dhakad family who has helped make this project possible!