"We want to reconnect children and students with the outdoors and instill a sense of wonder for the natural world through fun and educational outdoor activities."
"We want to educate students to become responsible stewards of the environment and show them the value of sustainable technologies in achieving this goal."
Founded by AMRV RC&D in 2010, WaterWorks Center for Environmental Education is the nation’s only water-treatment plant reopened as a green learning center for children and adults. Water is now cleaned through our natural wetlands systems. We have multiple learning exhibits to teach children about the importance of wetland systems and sustainable technologies. Our facility is run entirely off of solar power. We have green roofs that insulate the building, reduce runoff and provide extra space to grow edible plants like strawberries. Our rainwater collection system reduces the need for municipal water supply. Our worm composting area reduces our paper waste. Porous pavers in the parking lot reduce runoff into nearby streams. And native fish control mosquitoes and reduce the need for pesticides.
Here at WaterWorks, we want to reconnect children with the outdoors and instill a sense of wonder for the natural world through fun and educational outdoor activities. We believe every child has the right to a healthy environment and an outstanding education. We also want to educate them to become responsible stewards of the environment and show them the value of sustainable technologies in this achieving this goal. We are invested in providing a one of a kind educational experience for the future leaders and decision makers of our wonderful, biodiverse state!
We share your passion for the outdoors and for the education of our next generation. Meet the WaterWorks team.