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Stormwater Runoff, MS4, Municipal Water, Waterbodies

Runoff Education

There's much to learn about our water.

What is Stormwater Runoff?

The Nassau County Soil Water Conservation District produced this educational film on Stormwater Pollution and Green Infrastructure, as a joint project with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.   Share what you have learned with your friends and family so we can work together, for healthy soils and clean water.

Activities and Lessons

How we use water.

City Water Systems

City Water Systems

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How we use water . . .

City Water Systems

City Water Systems

City Water Systems

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From your faucet to the ocean

Stormwater

City Water Systems

Stormwater

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The adventure of stormwater

Watersheds

Environmental Ethics

Stormwater

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Know your watershed

Water Cycle

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

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Water the true alien force

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

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Why should we care?

Citizen Science

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Debris Tracker

Stormwater Testing

Stormwater Testing

Tracking Storm Drain Debris 

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Stormwater Testing

Stormwater Testing

Stormwater Testing

What's going down the drain?

GIS Mapping of storm drains using fish markers in Downtown New Haven part of Lots of Fish RunoffArt

GIS Mapping

Stormwater Testing

GIS Mapping

Find your local Storm Drains?

Learn, Grow, Sustain

Towards Sustainable Human Habitats

  1. Students learning is tied to Science Framework and NGSS Standards
  2. Students will learn valuable 21st century skills and knowledge that they will apply towards a real-world cross-curricular project.
  3. Students will be working as citizen scientists helping to track trash using the Debris Tracker app from National Geographic.
  4. Students will develop empathy and understanding for the importance of sustainable local ecosystems. 
  5. Students will become the educated future stewards of our local, regional, and global sustainable ecosystems.
  6.  Runoff Art plants seeds that grow positive change locally to spread.
  7. Students will get inspired to choose a career that will help keep our world truly sustainable. 

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Rule of Water

EPA - WATER & YOU

EPA - WATER & YOU

EPA - WATER & YOU

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MS4 & You

EPA - WATER & YOU

EPA - WATER & YOU

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Permits for Municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) prevent stormwater runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters.