Malibu Walk for Water To Take Place May 19

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The second annual Malibu Walk for Water will take place from 8:30-11 a.m.on Saturday, May 19. Participants will meet at Trancas Country Market to check in and create signs before beginning the three-mile walk. 

The walk is being held to support The Samburu Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to safe drinking water. Additionally, it has been collaborating with teachers at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School for a three-week “integrated art, science and ELA” program focused on clean water, according to Dr. Pamela Herkner, the school’s principal. 

“Living in Malibu, next to the ocean, and in a community that is environmentally aware, this is definitely a lesson worth learning,” she said in an email to The Malibu Times.

Students learned about their own situation, studying the California drought and how much water they use in their own lives. Then, they moved onto understanding the necessity of clean water globally. For example, kindergarten and first-grade students were taught the difference between water and drinkable water.

Victoria Pacos, spokesperson for The Samburu Project, said, “Our goal is that Malibu students learn not only about a new culture, but common environmental concerns, struggles for equality, and the global importance of education and clean water.”