Environmental Education & Outreach Programs

Programs, Presentations, & Resources for Teachers

EPCAMR offers a variety of presentations and information to schools, watershed and civic groups, and local government for a program service fee of $100. Below are sample topics from past environmental education projects that is covered in a presentation (30 minutes to 1 hour in length). Hands-on activities may take longer to prepare and conduct (and include an extra charge to cover supplies). Please see our Environmental Education Programs brochure for more details.

1. Your School’s Watershed Manual – Student projects to help watershed groups

2. What’s In Your Water?: Abandoned Mine Drainage in Local Watersheds Education Module – An overview of AMD, set to curriculum standards

3. AMD in a Jar and a Box of Rocks – Presentation on types of AMD and AML geology; visual and hands-on

4. Chemistry Tests – Using HACH AMD testing kits, consisting of pH, Iron, Alkalinity, and Acidity tests

5. Stroud Water Research Leaf Pack Kit – In-stream macro-invertebrate sampling, using kick-nets to catch and identify macros

6. Various PowerPoint presentations with pictures of EPCAMR reclamation and remediation projects throughout the region

7. Iron Oxide Tie-Dye Activity – EPCAMR demonstrates how to tie-dye t-shirts and other fabrics with our dried AMD Iron oxide pigment; BYOT (Bring Your Own Tees)

8. Painting with Soil and AMD Sediments – An activity from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); colors and textures of soil painting are fascinating and offer a creative opportunity for students

9. 3-D AMD Passive Treatment System Model – NO LONGER AVAILABLE…but check this out: 3-D Model Legacy Presentation

10. Pet Rock Activity:
Anthracite Pet Rock Activity
Bituminous Pet Rock Activity
Lignite Pet Rock Activity

11. 3-D Underground Mine Pool Model – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

12. GIS Demonstrations – How EPCAMR uses GIS/GPS to coordinate AMD and reclamation projects in the region

13. Environmental Education Curriculum Activities related to AMD – Thanks to the Saint Vincent College Environmental Education Center, EPCAMR is able to offer teachers primary and secondary education courses and workshops for Continuing Education Credits (CECs). An example of one of the modules is “Settle it Out,” which explains the process of removing metals from water using a wetland treatment system. All materials are on the Saint Vincent College Environmental Education Center website.

14. AMD Avengers vs. the Pollution Posse Activity Book – For elementary education teachers and students; a great learning tool for adults and community members alike

Please visit our online collection of Reference Materials and Workbooks and our Links Page to find more resources and information.

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