City of Orlando Education Center
The Water Reclamation Education Center is dedicated to educating students of all ages on the importance of protecting and conserving their water by preventing sanitary sewer overflows. Our programs are completely free and take place at the Education Center located off L.B. Mcleod Road as well as in a classroom setting for schools and community programs. Fun and exciting, hands-on experiments allow visitors of all ages to better understand the importance of safe, clean water here in Florida.
Pre-K to Adult:
Education Center Tour
The newly constructed Water Reclamation Education Center provides students of all ages a glimpse of the world of water reclamation and the engineering and technology used to ensure 40 million gallons of wastewater are recycled every day in Orlando. Inside the Education Center, students will interact with many hands-on displays that will allow them to explore, create, build and problem solve as they understand how water quality and water conservation can affect our surrounding environment. The Outdoor Education area leading to the Center is a registered National Wildlife Federation site with over 500 square feet of native flowing plants and shrubs demonstrating the use of reclaimed water. Tours of the Learning Center are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. After school programs may also be available upon request.
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Water Reclamation Facility Tour
Students will have the unique opportunity to tour the Water Reclamation Facility to see the infrastructure necessary to collect and treat over 14 million gallons per day of local wastewater and the reclaimed water that is made available from the process. Treatment plant facility tours include a discussion about the biological processes necessary to treat the water at the plant and the ability to separate the water from the organic matter in as little as 20 hours. Tours are outdoors and the students will be required to wear closed toed shoes while at the plant.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Schools and Community Centers
Allow us to enhance your classroom experience by demonstrating the technology and engineering behind the water reclamation process, and how we all play a role in protecting our sanitary sewer system. Students of all ages will explore these ideas through classroom teaching, hands on experiments and activities.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Custom Programs are available in the following areas:
- Recycling and Composting
- Lake Water Quality, Management, Sampling and Habitat Improvement
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Green Works Initiatives
These programs are perfect for local organizations, community involvement programs and school aged students.
To schedule a tour of the Education Center, please submit the information below: