Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.

Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

water fountain girl

Talking about why water matters

October 15, 2015

Sharing water. Sharing ideas. Read Water Runs Through This Book, then check out these questions. When you’re discussing this book, you’re discussing our future.

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carrying water

Water on your head? An umbrella won’t help here

October 13, 2015

One gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds (3.76 kg). Hold that on top of your head and walk around for a few hours. Not fun! How much water would you…

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Water of all temperatures chills us out

October 6, 2015

New studies show that our brain neurons are “hardwired” to respond to the sounds, smells, and feel of water. Relax in a hot bath, splash through a puddle, sit by…

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Turning fog into much-needed water

September 29, 2015

People who live in the driest desert on earth use huge nets to catch fog and “harvest” water. The Atacama in Chile is an “absolute desert,” but over one million…

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tennis shoes

How much water do you use daily?

September 24, 2015

Most people in the United States use about 100 gallons of water each day. People who do not have “running water” use less than five gallons of water a day.…

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Counting your blessings, drop by drop

September 22, 2015

What if you turned on the faucet—and nothing came out? Flush the toilet. No water there either. Hmmm. . . Try all the faucets in the house and school. Nothing!…

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Apache girl balances water basket on head

Taking the too-long walk for water

September 17, 2015

Add up all the miles women and children in South Africa walk. For water. Every day. Sixteen trips to the moon and back, Every day, For water. from page 41,…

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Watersheds: the neighborhoods built around moisture

September 15, 2015

Rain falls, washes into streams or soaks into the earth, and joins with water from many places to support an environmental community, a watershed. A watershed includes all the plants,…

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