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Your class can learn about storm water (urban runoff) pollution and how they can help prevent it. Using a hands-on model representing a neighborhood city, your students will be invited to “pollute” the model using Kool-Aid to represent motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, fertilizers, and trash. A simulated rain storm will allow students to see the path of pollutants as they enter creeks and rivers on the model. 

Contact Us to receive FREE educational materials in English and Spanish to promote stormwater pollution prevention in your classroom and school, such as:

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Classroom Presentation

Free School Presentations Grades 4-12

  • Your class can learn about storm water (urban runoff) pollution and how they can help prevent it. Using a hands-on model representing a neighborhood city, your students will be invited to “pollute” the model using Kool-Aid to represent motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, fertilizers, and trash. A simulated rain storm will allow students to see the path of pollutants as they enter creeks and rivers on the model. Learn more here.

EPA for Teachers and Students

  • K-12 students and educators need access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Environmental education (EE) is a multi-disciplinary approach to learning about environmental issues that enhances knowledge, builds critical thinking skills and helps students make informed and responsible decisions. Learn more here.

Coastal Commission for Teachers

  • The mission of the Coastal Commission is to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance environmental and human-based resources of the California coast and ocean for environmentally sustainable and prudent use by current and future generations. Learn more here.

Department of Water Resources – Water Education Materials

  • The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments. To help you develop classroom curriculum, the Department of Water Resources offers water education materials at no charge. Learn more here.

Community Storm Drain Stenciling

  • This is a great opportunity for citizen volunteers from businesses and community organizations like you to help make a difference. By volunteering, you’ll be helping the environment, cutting costs to local communities and potentially creating an environment that will be protected without having to resort to expensive treatment systems. Learn more here.

Local Tours

  • Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) provides wastewater treatment services for the southern Monterey Bay region. It is dedicated to meeting the wastewater and reclamation needs of our member agencies while protecting the environment. Learn more about the Treatment and Recycling Facilities Tour here.
  • Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) is home to the Last Chance Mercantile, Recycling Drop-off Center, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Materials Recovery Facility, Monterey Peninsula Landfill, and Organics to Energy Program. Learn more about the MRWMD Tour and School Presentations here.