SD1 offers comprehensive education programs to teach about storm water and wastewater. These programs help us meet regulatory requirements while educating, engaging and inspiring students and other members of the community.
SD1 partners with local school districts to develop and implement an environmental unit that consists of five one-hour lessons that teach students the value of our region’s water resources. Geared toward fourth and fifth grades, the unit reaches thousands of Northern Kentucky students every year.
The five environmental unit lessons, which correspond with SD1’s Environmental Guide for teachers and Water Log Workbooks for students, are:
- Lesson 1 - Would You Swim Here? (PPT)
- Lesson 2 - Gimme a BMP! (Best Management Practice) (PPT)
- Lesson 3 - We All Live in a Watershed (PPT)
- Lesson 4 - Splash Zone, Erosion in Action (PPT)
- Lesson 5 - Wetlands (PPT)
Access pre- and post-tests.
SD1’s wastewater curriculum teaches students and community members what happens to water after it is used. These lessons are geared toward middle school students.
The wastewater curriculum for middle school students includes:
- Add It Up - Part 1 - School Usage Lesson (PDF)
This lesson aligns with Kentucky core content standards in practical living and math for grade seven. Students will be introduced to SD1’s role in the community, learn the term "wastewater" and discuss daily activities that use water. They will discover the amount of water used by the average individual and the amount of water used by their class in a single day of school. They will compare and analyze data, make bar graphs and participate in an environmental discussion.
- Add It Up - Part 2 - Home Usage Lesson (PDF)
The lesson aligns with Kentucky core content standards in practical living and math for grade seven. Students will be able to measure the amount of water they use at home on an average day and will develop an awareness of how much water they consume and dirty. They will compare and analyze data, work in groups, calculate percentages and angle measures, construct and interpret basic circle graphs, present their findings and participate in an environmental discussion.
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SD1 also offers presentations and guided tours and field trips to groups that want to learn more about storm water and how it affects our community or want to learn more about the wastewater treatment process.
If you have any questions about SD1’s education programs, please call 859-578-7450 and ask to speak to the Environmental Educator.