The City of Albany offers FREE water-related classroom presentations to Albany schools and facility tours.
Talking Water Gardens Scavenger Hunt
How many plants and animals can you find and identify? Share your results on social media using the hashtag #talkingwatergardens
Click here to download the scavenger hunt PDF
After the Flush
Grade: 3-8; Time: 45 minutes
What happens after the flush? This program uses kitchen wizardry and hands-on activities to understand the fascinating trip our wastewater takes to come clean. Other topics include the water cycle, watersheds, stormwater management, and water conservation.
Grade: All; Time: 45 minutes
What is stormwater and where does it go? This program is designed to introduce students to stormwater and our City’s storm system. Hands-on activities provided.
Albany’s Watershed Illustration (pdf)
- Learning and Teaching the Environment, EPA
- USGS Water Science School
- USGS Interactive Water Cycle Diagram (three age levels available)
- Upstream (part 1) & Downstream (part 2)
- "Whaddya Know about H2O" series of 29 one-minute videos
Service Project Ideas & Lesson Plans:
- "Surf Your Watershed"
- Oregon State University Streamwebs, local hands-on watershed stewardship projects
- Albany ReUse Directory
- For those unusual recyclable items not covered in the ReUse directory, check out this site.
- Linn Benton Salmon Watch, field trip for 4th-6th grades
- Albany-Millersburg Water Treatment Plant (drinking water), minimum age group for this tour is 4th grade
- Albany-Millersburg Water Reclamation Facility (waste water), minimum age group for this tour is 4th grade
- Albany-Millersburg Talking Water Gardens, 778 Waverly Drive NE
Transportation assistance available by submitting a EE funding application when you register for a tour.
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