Water purification classes in schools, health centers and restaurants could soon be available to kids in the United States, a company announced Tuesday.
The company EcoQuest, founded by a Florida family, is offering classes in three states: Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
It’s aiming to reach 50,000 students through its educational and promotional efforts, according to a news release.
The classes offer “self-guided, hands-on learning experiences with eco-friendly technologies that will help students learn about the importance of keeping their home clean, safe and healthy,” EcoQuest said.
The company will also offer classes to children ages 5 to 11, and a free one-day seminar for those in middle school and high school.
The EcoQuest program is aimed at children ages 1 to 4 and is available through classes in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges, the company said.
The first EcoQuest class, “The Home Water Purification Guide” at a Tennessee middle school, was held this past spring and has now become a weekly program, said Sarah Schulz, an EcoQuest spokesperson.
The classes are now available to all students in Tennessee.
The school will also be adding EcoQuest-certified water purifiers to the facility as part of a pilot program, Schulz said.
EcoQuest says it is also working with local food banks to install water filters in homes.