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Free Outreach Programs

Free Programs from the City of Orlando


For Students

EnviroScape is an interactive, hands-on educational and communication tool that is effective with all ages. This three-dimensional landscape model illustrates possible sources of water pollution including residential, recreational, agricultural, industrial, and transportation areas. With an entertaining series of demonstrations, participants learn how their actions affect the water in a typical community.

Suggested audience: Grade 1 through Adult.

Duration: 20 to 50 minutes.

All the Way to the Ocean by Joel Harper: Storybook reading and hands-on activities teach children how human actions link directly back to nature, with specific emphasis on stormwater pollution and lake ecosystems.

Suggested audience: Pre-kindergarten through Grade 2.

Duration: 20 to 50 minutes.

For Community Organizations

Lakes and Neighbors: Let stormwater and lake enhancement be the theme of your next group meeting! We will provide specific information about your neighborhood’s drainage basin and lake quality, potential flooding issues, and present suggestions for your group to improve or protect the health of your waterbody, including volunteer opportunities for storm drain sign installation and lake cleanups. Keep Orlando Beautiful will donate supplies for cleanups, and the City of Orlando will furnish storm drain signs!

Suggested audience: Neighborhood associations and civic organizations.

Duration: 15 to 30 minutes.

LakeWatch: Become trained on lake sampling for LakeWatch, a statewide program sponsored by University of Florida, and collect valuable data on water quality. Learn data collection techniques and volunteer your time (once per month) towards an effort that works to understand and improve Florida’s water bodies. Participation requires access to a boat, canoe or kayak.

Suggested audience: individuals who enjoy being out on the lake.

Duration: 2 hours.

Custom Programs

The Streets and Stormwater Division is available to make presentations to your class, group or organization – at no cost! Custom programs for your audience are available in the following areas:

  • Lake Water Quality, Management, Sampling and Habitat Improvement
  • Stormwater Runoff and Pollution
  • Illicit Discharge Prevention

These programs are perfect for your classroom, after school program, scout group, camp, club, volunteer organization, neighborhood association, or business within the City of Orlando.

Contact Kristen Sims, Public Awareness Specialist, Streets and Stormwater Division at 407.246.2257 or kristen.sims@cityoforlando.net for more information and to reserve your date. 

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