Enrique Lomnitz is an industrial engineer who is solving water access problems in areas such as Mexico city (where he was born). This week, Saklan’s fifth graders got to join Enrique live over Zoom, to hear how he is developing water infrastructure for communities facing high levels of water insecurity, primarily through rainwater harvesting using roof catchment, pipes, and rainwater tanks.
As part of NatGeo Explorer Classroom, the students not only got to hear from Enrique, they also got to ask him a question, and in the process were featured live on Youtube.
Connecting with experts in the field, such as Enrique, enriches student learning. Additionally, hearing about the innovative ways he is helping his community encourages the students to think beyond themselves and develop the compassion, creativity, and courage to plan innovative ways to help others.
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