**New for the 2020/2021 School Year:  We are offering our virtual program for FREE for schools on Long Island.**

Our program, developed by  certified educators, is designed to engage your students directly with all the aspects of water safety in an engaging and entertaining way.  Interactive animation and music are used to help reinforce the key aspects of water safety to help teach your students (and staff!) how to “ReesSpecht the Water”.  The program is approximately 30 minutes long. 

In addition to our live in-person presentation, we also offer a virtual assembly program as well.  The virtual assembly includes everything from the in-person presentation and can be delivered through multiple platforms including Zoom, Youtube, Streamyard, Twitch etc.

Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death of children under 5 and the number two cause for children over 5.  The video below explains why we do what we do and a gives a brief overview of the water safety show format.

To book an assembly for your school, please contact us at info@reesspechtlife.com or call us at 631-353-9924.   


Our 22 month old son, Richard Edwin-Ehmer Specht (Rees) was taken from us on October 27th, 2012 due to a drowning accident in our backyard.  It is our sincerest hope to prevent this tragic loss to other families across the nation.  The first, and most effective, step to preventing drownings is education about water safety. The K-2 Program does not include any mention of Rees’ real story.  To the students, Little Rees Specht is a character who is all about spreading the seeds of kindness.

The goal of the ReesSpecht the Water campaign is to help provide awareness of the importance of water safety for both children and caregivers.

Our goal is to raise funds to produce school shows Nationwide in order to reach those who we are trying to protect directly.  The ReesSpecht the Water campaign’s goal is to raise awareness of the importance of water safety.  If you would like more information about drowning prevention, or if you would like to book one of our water safety school shows, please click here: www.enddrowningnow.org for more information.  

To donate to our efforts to provide water safety education nationwide, please scroll down and click the “Donate” button.  All donations are tax-deductible!


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