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Education program is benchmark-aligned

Tuesday 23 July Education program is benchmark-aligned

The Utility Systems education program content, materials, and activities are now aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) Science Benchmarks for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This collaboration with St. Lucie Public Schools gives teachers the opportunity to incorporate Utility Systems-related information into their lesson plans. Water and sewer systems and treatment processes offer a number of practical applications for the things students are already learning about, like the water cycle.

The education program includes a number of hands-on activities, all of which include Big Idea components such as collaborating with a partner to collect information and inference based on observation. Creating a model to explain the water cycle is a student benchmark favorite.

Since its inception in January 2017, the Utility Systems education program has reached more than 3,700 children. The program continues to grow each year as new content is added and more opportunities are made available, such as facility tours.

Utility Systems is excited to start this upcoming school year with the benchmark-aligned education program and the support of St. Lucie Public Schools.

To learn more about educational opportunities with Port St. Lucie Utility Systems, contact Utility Marketing Coordinator Jenny Tomes at (772) 871-5131 or jtomes@cityofpsl.com. Presentations can include facility tours and information about water conservation, water quality, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment.

For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes
Utility Marketing and Digital Video Coordinator
(772) 871-5131
jtomes@cityofpsl.com 

Girl pouring water into her water filter project as her partner watches Three girls work on threading the beads of their water cycle bracelet