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008: Catalyst Mastermind Speaker Series Lynne Christopher

Lynne Christopher has been a youth educator in the San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) Communications Department for ten years. Ms. Christopher coordinates school education programs for the company to include Impact, SAWS award-winning high school service learning program.  Her duties in addition to coordinating Impact, include classroom presentations, conducting field trips, curriculum development, managing the SAWS mini-grant program and teacher training.  

Top Takeaways:

  1. Clearly defining your why, your mission, and your values are the first step to creating an organizational culture of impact. Only then can you move on to defining the core characteristics you hope to foster in those that participate in your programs.
  2. Investing in effective water education programs that produce water literate citizens help create a water-centric culture in your city.
  3. Measuring informal education is difficult. Surveys are beneficial but anecdotal evidence, stories, can be the key to measuring the impact of your programs.

Resources Mentioned:

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

The Big Thirst by Charles Fisherman

SAWS Impact Program


SAWS Rain to Drain

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