Education

Education and outreach is an opportunity for us to bring awareness to the many ways we all can help keep our environment thriving. Children can lead the way when they understand how their actions can impact and influence those around them. 

Through presentations, educational videos and materials, and our participation in community events, we demonstrate how the water and wastewater treatment processes work, and the importance of protecting and maintaining our systems.

For more information about classroom presentations, field trip opportunities, and Utility Systems-related resources, contact:
Jenny Tomes
Project Coordinator-Utility Outreach
(772) 871-5131
jtomes@cityofpsl.com

Class group wearing water saver super hero masks

 

 

 

Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest

Port St. Lucie Utility Systems invited St. Lucie County school students to participate in the Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest in conjunction with the Florida Section American Water Works Association. Eight schools participated and 206 entries were submitted from students in grades 1 through 11. A winner was chosen from each grade, and several of those posters have been submitted to the state-wide poster contest, which will be held in mid-April.

2018 “Drop Savers” Poster Contest Winners:

1st Grade – Annabella Nieves-Traina from Savanna Ridge Elementary

2nd Grade – Jemneishah Septembre from Village Green Environmental Studies School

3rd Grade – Juan Martinez from Bayshore Elementary

4th Grade – Vanessa Tabana from Frances K. Sweet Elementary

5th Grade – Payton Norkus from Manatee Academy K-8

6th Grade – Maria Vicente from Dan McCarty Middle School

9th Grade - Eliza Atandi from Lincoln Park Academy

10th Grade - Sara Fitzsimmons from Lincoln Park Academy

11th Grade - Siobhan Whaley from Lincoln Park Academy

 

  

 

Port St. Lucie City Council standing with 2018 poster contest winners

 

 

Water and Wastewater Wonders Activity Book

Explore the wonderful world of water and wastewater with Mikey the microorganism, a friendly bacteria who lives at the wastewater treatment plant.

There are lots of fun activities and coloring pages to help kids learn about where our water comes from and how we clean it up before it is sent to homes. They will also learn about the wastewater treatment process, as well as how they can help maintain our systems and save water.

Download Water and Wastewater Wonders

 

 

Little girl coloring in her activity book

 

 

Be a Water Saver Super Hero

By making a few simple changes at home, kids can become Water Saver Super Heroes! Wasting less water, not only helps to conserve, it helps save money on the water bill. Everyone wins when they live with a water saver super hero. So "water" you doing to help? Let’s start saving!

Save in the Bathroom

Watch "Water Saver Super Hero: Kids Save in the Bathroom"

Download Water Saver Super Hero: Kids can Conserve in the Bathroom Coloring Book

Download Water Saver Bathroom Door Hanger

Save in the Kitchen

Watch "Water Saver Super Hero: Kids Save Water in the Kitchen"

Download Water Saver Super Hero: Kids can Conserve in the Kitchen Coloring Book

Download Water Saver Super Hero Mask

 

 

Two girls smiling and wearing water saver super hero masks

 

 

Water Cycle Activities 

All of the Earth's water is part of an endless "water cycle.Through this cycle, nature cleans and moves water from the ocean to the air, then to the land and back again.

A fun way to help kids visualize the water cycle include making a wristband using yarn and different colored beads that represent each step. Kids will also like creating their own water cycle in a jar using a small plant, rocks, sand, and gravel.

Download Water Cycle Wristband Instructions

Download Create Your Own Water Cycle

 

 

Graphic of the water cycle

 

 

DIY Water Filtration System

A homemade water filtration system demonstrates the process in which dirty water moves through various layers that remove particles and make the water run clear.

This is a very simple and visual way to show how water is absorbed by the earth and filtered before it reenters the aquifer.

Watch "Science Expo Water Filtration System Demonstration"

Download DIY Water Filtration System Instructions

 

 

Student pouring water into his water filtration system