Youth Outreach Activity Ideas
Following is a collection of youth outreach activity guidelines tailored to the education requirements of several different age groups, as well as activities that fulfill scouting badge requirements. While these documents are mostly geared toward water professionals who are interested in beginning a youth outreach program, they can also be useful to educators who wish to learn more about how ISAWWA can supplement curriculum's in the water cycle, environmental science, chemistry, and biology.
For additional information, please refer to both the drop down menu options above for additional pages as well as the file library below with downloadable documents.
Local water suppliers in Illinois
Outreach Online Resource Request Form
Bridging the Gap Toolkit Request Form
Illinois Drinking Water DVD - Link to Youtube in 2 parts - Part 1 | Part 2
Items below available for download are:
Elementary School - curriculum supplements, water plant tours, science fair assistance
- Water Detectives Program for First and Second Graders - simple water related experiments.
- Water Investigators Program for Middle School Students - hands on activity to test water and identify source.
- Water Investigators Program for High School Students - hands on activity to test water and identify source.
- Water Cycle Project - Easy bead project that helps students remember the water cycle
- Science Fair - technical and mentoring assistance with junior and high school science projects.
- Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts - help scouts ages 6 to 17 earn badges related to water treatment
High School/Community College - classroom demos, plant tours, job shadowing, internships
- Sample letter to teachers offering assistance with water related curriculum's and projects.
- Water treatment/distribution operations careers brochure
- How to give an interesting and interactive water treatment plant tour.
- Additional References
- Environmental Career Pamphlet that you can print and distribute