Enhance your Cleanup with Education!
To help you educate your participants about nonpoint source pollution, Rivers Alive has compiled a list of activities you can use to reach different audiences. We want participants to understand how every individual has a role in protecting our waterways. Below are ideas for water quality education activities and displays that can be done in conjunction with or as a follow-up to a Rivers Alive event.
Hands-On Activity Stations
Baldwin County 4-H Club- Way to go!
Handouts from US EPA
Water Resources Toolkit provided by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Storm Drain Stencils, Recycling, & Nonnative Plant Species Information
Invite an Environmental Education Organization
Invite a coordinator from the Adopt-A-Stream
program, Rivers Alive's parent program, to talk about nonpoint source pollution and their volunteer water-monitoring program. Georgia Adopt-A-Stream encourages individuals and communities to monitor and/or improve sections of streams, wetlands, lakes or estuaries. Manuals, training, and technical support are provided through Georgia EPD and more than 50 established local Adopt-A-Stream organizers. You can also request copies of the You're the Solution to Water Pollution brochure and poster to distribute
Wheeler County 4-H Club after cleaning up
School and Scout Groups
Training for Teachers and Youth Organization Leaders:
Training for Citizens:
A rain garden receives stormwater runoff water from roofs or other hard surfaces such as driveways. The rain garden holds the water on the landscape so that it can soak into the ground instead of flowing into a street and down a storm drain.
Contact an Environmental Organization Near You
A directory of Georgia Environmental Education Providers can be found at EEinGeorgia.org, whose goal is to build statewide capacity for environmental education by providing EE lesson plans based on Georgia's curriculum standards, a searchable directory of Georgia's EE organizations and the resources they offer, a statewide calendar of EE events, EE news, and easy-to-access facts about Georgia's environment.