Learning about Clean Water & Watersheds

at 2019's Passport to Clean Water

Engaging Youth in Clean Water Education

This year volunteers who participated in Passport to Clean Water, OSC’s youth and family education event, explored different clean water-themed activities led by local community organizations. Educators shared demonstrations on water quality, exhibits about local animals and fish who live in the watershed, how you can save water and protect water resources in your home, and much more. Participants learned about non-point source pollution with Metropolitan Sewer District’s Enviroscape, heard the story of Missouri’s unique freshwater mussels from educator Brian Wilcox with Missouri State Parks, and practiced fly-tying with Ozark Fly Fishers. We’re excited that this year’s event engaged 80+ youth volunteers and 10 community organizations.

Thanks to all educational organizations who shared their time & expertise at this event: Great Rivers Greenway, Metropolitan Sewer District, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri State Parks, St. Louis Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Ozark Fly Fishers, United States Geological Survey, Watershed Cairns, & Wildlife Rescue Center.

Special thanks to Passport to Clean Water sponsor – United States Geological Survey!