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Massachusetts Marine Educators
Boston Harbor Educators Conference

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Securing our Harbor for Future Generations
Saturday
September 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UMass Boston

Registration Information (PDF)

Program (PDF)

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.

CONTEST WINNERS 2013-2014

Announcing the Winners of our Poster, Writing and Video Contests for 2013-2014

MWRA Poster Contest Hornorable Mention Winner - Sa

All Winners
Posters | Writing
Video (on YouTube)

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.

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 AND WRITING CONTEST
MWRA Poster Contest Hornorable Mention Winner - Sa
Students in schools across the MWRA service area are challenged to create posters and essays about different topics each year. Winners are honored at a ceremony every spring.
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

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 October 2, 2014