School Programs

Alachua County Environmental Protection Water Programs
Alachua County Environmental Protection Water Programs
Rain Down the Drain- In this presentation students will learn how they can reduce their personal pollution, while learning about the water cycle and its relationship to weather. Staff brings the Enviroscape Model (pictured here) for this hands-on activity.
 
 
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Save Our Springs!- Conserving Precious Water Resources. Students will learn the importance of conserving water and ways they can save water every day!

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Rainwater Journey- Protecting Water Quality. Students will learn about the water cycle and will demonstrate how they can protect water quality.

 

 

ClickProgram Listing. docx.pdfHERE for a printable flyer for these programs. To schedule a presentation contact Hollie at 352-264-6827 or Hgreer@alachuacounty.us

 
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Rain Garden Program
Rain Garden Program

Rain Garden Program:

Students will learn what stormwater is, where it goes, and what they can do to reduce pollution in stormwater. In this program students go on a field trip to a natural stormwater wetland and build a rain garden at their school. We complete this project at one school a year. To date, rain gardens have been installed at Norton, Chiles,Talbot, Lake Forest, and Littlewdood Elementary Schools and at Kanapaha Middle School. Contact us to inquire about getting your school involved!

 
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Science Night
Science Night

Each year one school will be selected to host a water-themed Science Night, usually held in the cafeteria. Prior to the event, every class receives an age-appropriate presentation on local water resources and how to prevent personal water pollution. During Science Night, students and their families are invited for an evening of free pizza, games, activities, prizes, and exhibitors to learn more about the science and importance of water. Contact us to inquire.

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The Great Water Odyssey Program
The Great Water Odyssey Program

St. Johns River Water Management District's The Great Water Odyssey Program is designed for 3rd through 5th grade classrooms and uses games and interactive exercises to teach students about water.

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Water’s Journey; The Hidden Rivers of Florida Curriculum Guide
Water’s Journey; The Hidden Rivers of Florida Curriculum Guide

The producers of “Water’s Journey; The Hidden Rivers of Florida” video, Karst Productions, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection created a curriculum guide to use the video in a classroom to help increase awareness of responsible human action and conservation of our valuable water resources. The curriculum includes support specifically for 6th-8th grade educators.

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