The elementary school program is entitled Treat it Right!® The goal of this program is to teach children how their actions can have a negative impact on the storm water and wastewater systems and ultimately on the environment.
Utility Services offers public education programs for school children and for adults.
The school program is entitled Treat it Right!® and is designed to provide teachers with teachers’ guides that will reach specific outcomes in the Alberta Education Program of Studies for science and mathematics in grades 4, 5, 7, and 8. The programs also link to chemistry, biology, language arts, social studies, health, and geography as appropriate to the topic, content, and grade level.
By learning about what not to put down the storm and wastewater systems and about new ways of building and developing urban areas, students acquire knowledge and information about how humans impact the environment.
Each teacher’s guide is composed of a series of four lessons, including readings, exercises, activities, games, and take home activities.
Included in the Treat it Right!® program are two face-to-face programs: the Treat it Right!® Puppet Show (Grades 2 and 4) and the Treat it Right!® Constructed Wetland Field Trip (Grade 5). These programs further enhance the goal of teaching children about what not to put down the storm and wastewater systems.