WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - Water forms an extremely important part of life here on Earth, and a special event in Wilbraham on Friday highlighted this.
Wilbraham and Monson Academy held its second annual Global Education Month Conference. The program was called "The World of Water," and it looked at the importance of this natural resources.
One of the speakers was Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Students and teachers listened to Cousteau, who like his grandfather is an ocean explorer and filmmaker. He stressed how vital it is to protect our marine habitat.
"We can address pollution by educating people and by doing something about it. This is our national resource bank account and we need to live off the interest, rather than eating away at what's left of the capital," Cousteau said.
"We want to position ourselves and be a resource, to the local community for topics that are effecting us both on a local level but also on a global level as well," Meghan Rothschild of Wilbraham and Monson Academy said.
22News Storm Team Meteorologist Brian Lapis took part in Friday's conference. Brian spoke about how weather effect rivers, streams, and lakes in western Massachusetts, and provided teachers with information about water sheds and how to teach them to their students.