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How to Empty the Ocean and Fill Springwater

Springwater Environmental Sciences School invites you to provide financial support through our Annual Giving Program.

I recently heard an old Indian folktale that I wanted to share with you, because in it is the secret to creating something great for our children, and for Springwater.

Once, a seagull sat on the beach, brooding on her eggs. Suddenly, a great wave snuck up and stole away all her eggs. Distraught, the seagull begged the ocean to return her eggs, but to no avail.

The seagull asked the King of the Birds to help her, who then called on all the families of birds to come to the beach, and for each bird to take a single drop of the ocean into its beak. Working together, the birds soon emptied the ocean and the seagull’s eggs were returned safely to her.

The moral of the story is clear; working together – “drop by drop” – nothing is insurmountable.  And as we all know, it is the power of working together that brought our school to a top, Level 5 school in the recent Oregon state ratings. Springwater is in the top 10% of all schools in Oregon; no mean feat!