Annual Spring Clean -up
We have an annual county-wide spring clean-up that we encourage schools to be involved in. Either put together a group of students for the April 16, 2016 clean-up day or clean-up your school grounds. We provide buckets with all the materials you and your group will need.
Storm Drain Presentation
We come to your classroom educating students with hands on learning with visual results of non-point pollution and the importance of water quality. This program is excellent for Pre-School to Grade-School aged students.
Clean Water Act Presentation
We come to your classroom educating students about the Clean Water Act, the financial impact it has had on our communities, and the importance of water quality. We use a powerpoint presentation, hands on activity along with visual results to insure the students leave with a full understanding. This program is excellent for High School students Government Class.
Project WET is a balanced non-biased supplementary curriculum that enhances student learning is all subject and skill areas. It is about many water related topics including atmospheric, surface and ground water, chemistry, water history, watersheds, wetlands, aquatic wildlife, and water quality, use, management, economics, rights, conservation and stewardship. Participants who complete the 6 hour workshop will receive a Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide with a collection of over 90 innovative, interdisciplinary activities that are hands on, easy to use and FUN! Upcoming workshops can be found on our calendar or you can request a workshop at your school. School workshops are usually completed in two 3-hour after-school sessions. The Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality Educator is trained in Project Wet and can do many of the projects with your classroom.
Great Community Service Project for the Spring. Book your time now!
Storm Drain Marking
Get your classroom involved in helping prevent non-point pollution by marking storm drains with the slogan "No Dumping – Drains to Waterways". Children will be introduced to watersheds and learn where our stormwater goes. We provide the program and supplies. You provide the class. (Patches are available for Scout Troops that are interested in this community service project.)
Hoosier Riverwatch is a state-sponsored water quality monitoring initiative. The program was started in 1994 to increase public awareness of water quality issues and concerns by training volunteers to monitor stream water quality. Hoosier Riverwatch collaborates with agencies and volunteers to:
- Increase public involvement in water quality issues through hands-on training of volunteers in stream monitoring and cleanup activities.
- Educate local communities about the relationship between land use and water quality
- Provide water quality information to citizens and governmental agencies working to protect Indiana's rivers and streams.