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Massachusetts Marine Educators
Boston Harbor Educators
Conference
Sanctuary and Seamounts
Saturday, October 21st
UMASS BOSTON

More info (PDF)

Winners Announced!

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All 2016/2017 Contest Winners

Poster Winners

Writing Winners

Video Winners (on our YouTube page)


WHAT YOU FLUSH MATTERS

It's a Toilet, Not a Trash Can!

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This brochure (PDF) shows simple ways to keep your home, workplace and the environment healthy by flushing responsibly.

MORE INFORMATION

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Download MWRA's Water Quality Testing Manual
All of our free curriculum guides
DEER ISLAND BINGO

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Make your next visit to Deer Island extra fun with our Deer Island Perimeter Walk Bingo Game. It’s free and fun for all ages.

DEER ISLAND
SCAVENGER HUNT

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Turn your visit to
Deer Island into an educational exploration

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WATER AND GERMS
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Student/teacher activity that seeks to replace misinformation and partial knowledge with easy to understand facts about the nature of germs and their transmission.

TOURS

TOURS: Students, teachers and other groups are welcome to request tours of MWRA facilities. Please understand that for your safety, we must impose some restrictions.

Frequently asked quesions about Deer Island tours
TIPS FOR STUDENTS
TIPS for learning about MWRA and its projects.
LINKS

Drink Tap Kid's Place

Materials, information and activities help children and their families learn more about how water works from the American Water Works Association

Water issues are key to environmental education. Learning about their places in the water cycle helps students see the links between their daily lives and important environmental issues like water conservation and pollution.

MWRA educational guides contain hands-on activities for a range of topics and grade levels and are supported by free teacher workshops. For more information, please contact us.

 

TEACHER RESOURCES
Classroom Presentations
Hands-on activities and demonstrations for preschool to high school level students.
Details
Teacher Training Workshops
The background and instruction to get started. PDP certified.
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Drinktap.org
Fun, educational activities for parents, kids and teachers presented by the American Waterworks Association.
ANNUAL POSTER, WRITING
AND VIDEO CONTEST
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Students in schools across the MWRA service area are challenged to create posters essays and videos about different topics each year. Winners are honored at a ceremony every spring.
VIDEO

Visit our YouTube page
for more videos about MWRA, water, wastewater and the environment.

"The Story of Drinking Water" by AWWA

CURRICULUM GUIDES
All of our curriculum guides are available for free download.

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Water Works - Basic environmental concepts of water supply for 3rd & 4th grade students.
Water Watchers - Middle school water supply and conservation concepts.
Water Quality Testing Manual - Background and instructions for 8 surface water tests. For middle school and high school students.
OUR AWARD-WINNING COLORING BOOK

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"Dwayne the Storm Drain"

The activities in "Dwayne" are appropriate for students from pre-school through upper elementary grades.

IT'S A TOILET- NOT A TRASH CAN!

What You Flush Matters Brochure

"What You Flush Matters"

This brochure (PDF) shows simple ways to keep your home, workplace and the environment healthy by flushing responsibly.

DEMONSTRATION AND TESTING KITS

Water Quality Testing Kits

For performing 8 surface water tests: temperature, pH, DO, turbidity, nitrates, Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Total Dissolved Solids and coliform. NOTE: this kit is not suitable for tap water testing and available to teachers only after completion of a half-day training workshop.
Request form

STAFF CONTACTS

Classroom Presentations

Meg Tabacsko
617-305-5646
Meg.Tabacsko@mwra.com

Danielle DiRuzza
617-305-5681
Daneille.DiRuzza@mwra.com

 

Teacher and Student Materials Orders
on-line order form

Tours of Deer Island Treatment Plant

Deer Island Tour Hotline, (617) 660-7607

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Updated September 18, 2017