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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, Sorry, no longer available


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

Youth Outreach Award Application
Nominate individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions toward meeting ISAWWA's outreach goals by implementing outreach programs such as those described above. 


Safe Water Scholarship Application

Scholarship deadline is December 31 for the following academic and summer school calendar.  The selection committee will distribute available funds to the applicants it deems to be most qualified.  Total funding for  is anticipated to be $3500.00





Actual Outreach Case Studies
University of Illinois visits City of Moline water treatment plant

Outreach Activities - Resources

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Outreach resource documents.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Outreach Request PDF PDF (156.06 KB) Administration 10/15/2014
Illinois Drinking Water DVD - Part 2 Link Administration 8/29/2018
Illinois Drinking Water DVD - Part 1 Link Administration 8/29/2018
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
Children's Water Puzzles Link Administration 11/22/2019
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
2-25-17_Student Event PDF (472.37 KB) Administration 1/16/2017

Teacher Resources

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Teacher Resource Documents
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Radon Presentation for Teachers PDF (3.64 MB)  more ] Administration 2/9/2014
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