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The City of Omaha’s Clean Solutions for Omaha Program (CSO) has consolidated youth outreach materials for use by teachers, parents and students wanting to learn more about our efforts to improve water quality in our river and streams. These educational materials about stormwater and its impact on communities will help students better understand the need for conservation and keeping harmful materials out of our sewers. Three items are available for your use:
Available in both English and Spanish, our activity guide is great for elementary and middle school students. It includes tips on water conservation, coloring pages, a crossword puzzle, a water-usage calculator and an educational overview of the city’s sewer system.
This brochure and accompanying worksheet are great for middle or high school science students. These materials demonstrate how the CSO Program uses green solutions to reduce water pollution through water management approaches that protect, restore or mimic the natural water cycle.
This two-minute animation, suggested for kids 10 and older, provides a general overview of the CSO Program, what happens when it rains, and what the City is doing to prevent bacteria from entering our rivers and streams.
This three-minute animation, suggested for kids 10 and older, explains the history of Omaha’s sewer system, what happens when it is overloaded by wet weather, and how sewer separation projects contribute to the CSO! Program’s goal of reducing bacteria in our river and streams.
This two-minute animation, suggested for kids 10 and older, explains what green infrastructure is, where it can be seen in our community, and how it contributes to the CSO! Program's goal of reducing bacteria in our rivers and streams.