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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  August 2012


Youth Outreach Initiatives for the Coming School Year
Kristin Rehg, Chair


Back to school is just around the corner. With teachers and students preparing for the coming school year, it’s time to start promoting the youth education and outreach resources that ISAWWA can provide.

We are looking for volunteers to visit schools to speak about the water cycle, water treatment, or careers in the water industry. We’ve had great success so far with members visiting schools in their area – they find engaged and interested students and that results in great discussions. The Section has informational flyers and other materials to supplement classroom discussions and facility tours.

The Safe Water Scholarship Program, which will award up to $3,500 in scholarships at WATERCON 2013, is entering its third year. This program provides financial assistance to students pursuing a water-related field of study, including engineering, science, and utility operations and management. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are available for adult continuing education students, college undergraduate students, high school graduates about to enter college, and high school students attending a related summer education program.

The scholarship application is available for download at www.isawwa.org (click on the Student Resources menu option and scroll down to the bottom of the page). Please help us promote this important program by passing the application on to anyone you know who may qualify, or by dropping off application packets at nearby high schools, technical schools, community colleges, or universities.

We’re always looking to expand our network of volunteers. From something as simple as passing an informational packet along to your child’s teacher, to giving a tour of your water treatment plant to students, to providing lab facilities or mentoring to a student working on a water-related science fair project, there are many ways that you can personally advance this important initiative. We can also use volunteers at annual events including the Illinois Science Teachers Association conference (Nov. 1-3, 2012, in Springfield), a career fair planned for college students at WATERCON 2013, and the annual state science fair.

Please contact Kristin Rehg for more information at krehg@cityofevanston.org

Outreach Activities - Resources

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Outreach resource documents.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Database: Illinois Outreach and Educator Resources XLSX (16.31 KB) Administration 11/26/2014
How Water Works_Kid's Maze PDF (1.25 MB) Administration 10/23/2014
Outreach Request PDF PDF (156.06 KB) Administration 10/15/2014
City of Moline Water Video Link  more ] Administration 9/18/2013
Moline Park and Rec Youth Water Program PDF (2.23 MB)  more ] Administration 12/18/2012
Water Smarts PDF (1.05 MB)  more ] Administration 11/8/2012
Elementary School Ideas DOC (241.5 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Grades 1 and 2 - Water Detectives Program DOC (1.42 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Water Treatment Plant - Grades 6 -12 PDF (73.43 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Middle School - Water Investigators Program PDF (319.89 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
High School Water Investigators Program PDF (325.45 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Water Cycle - In Beads DOC (1.11 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Starting a Science Fair DOC (245 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Sample letterhead for request PDF (9.69 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Careers Brochure PDF (2.76 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
References - Outreach DOC (242 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Educator Labs - Teacher Resources Link  more ] Administration 8/20/2014

Splash

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Splash Summer 2015 PDF (8.83 MB)  more ] Administration 7/6/2015
SPLASH ADVERTISING_2015 PDF (2.12 MB) Administration 11/18/2014

Student Center

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PDF format of applications and information.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Lending Library Information PDF (34.68 KB) Administration 12/1/2011
AWWA National Poster Competition Guidelines PDF (49.71 KB) Administration 11/22/2011
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