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. The event looked a bit different this year with vendors spaced along the greenway to allow for social distancing. But participants were still able to have an educational experience safely. Youth were able to practice fly-tying with Ozark Fly Fishers, and so much more. We’re excited that this year’s event engaged 60+ youth volunteers and 14 community organizations.
Thanks to all educational organizations who shared their time & expertise at this event: Blue to Blue Conservation, Forest Releaf of Missouri, Great Rivers Greenway, MSD Project Clear, Missouri Dept of Conservation, Missouri Master Naturalist (Great Rivers Chapter), MO Coalition for the Environment, MRRA (Meramec River Recreation Assoc), Ozark Fly Fishers, River Des Peres Watershed Coalition, St. Louis Audubon Society, St. Louis Aquarium, Stream Teams United, Wildlife Rescue Center, and Watershed Cairns.
Attendees visited each booth and had their passports stamped for entry into our raffle drawing. All passports were collected and the winner was drawn.
Special Thanks to the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation for donating our Passport 2 Clean Water Prize Basket.