In the United States communities often take clean water for granted. Kindergarten students in Ms. Walter, Mrs. Frederick, and Ms. Liberati’s classes learned about the water cycle and individual accountability for keeping our rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds free of pollutants while gaining a greater understanding of the importance of clean water for everyone and everything. Students conducted hands on experiments to remove pollutants such as bottles, orange peels, coffee grounds, and oil from water. The children discussed the ease of cleaning up some garbage (bottles) and the difficulties of cleaning things such as oil spills out of our water. The children learned about the time and energy conservation workers put into cleaning up oil spills and tried their hand at saving wildlife using Dawn dish soap and plastic birds. This project took our existing “Busy Pond” science unit to the next level while encouraging our children to become citizens of the world.