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Youth Education
Throughout its history, DWSPP has emphasized education as a means of source protection. The idea is that most people do not want to pollute their drinking water, and that if people were more aware of the potential threats to drinking water, they would voluntarily handle hazardous substances more responsibly.

Youth education is an effective approach for getting the word out about protection to residents in a water supply area. Children who learn about drinking water bring the message home to parents, grandparents, siblings, and neighbors. Successful approaches that have been used include classroom presentations, water festivals, water science fairs, field trips and tours to watersheds and treatment plants, and distributing resources to teachers.

DES and DWSPP offer various resources to help you begin a youth education program.

Youth Education Resources Available from DES

Youth Education Resources Available from Other Organizations




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