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There are dozens of opportunities for students to learn about stormwater, trash, and pollution's impact on our streams, rivers, and bays.


Graham Creek Nature Preserve

Graham Creek Nature Preserve offers field trips for students of all ages. Lessons are based on a variety of environmental topics focusing on the habitats and biodiversity encountered in our area. Lessons and curriculum are divided into three sections elementary, intermediate and middle/high school.

Students enjoy a field trip (Photo by Graham Creek)

Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS)

MAWSS offers tours of our drinking water treatment plants to student groups during regular business hours.

Students on Field Trip (Photo by MAWSS)

Magnolia Landfill

Magnolia Landfill offers field trips to school groups. The landfill accepts non-hazardous solid waste, non-infectious putrescible and non-putrescible wastes including but not limited to household garbage, industrial waste, construction and demolition debris, tires, limbs, stumps, paper, and other similar type materials.

Five Rivers Delta Center

5 Rivers is a field trip destination for students of all ages. With an exhibit hall, learning center, theater, nature trail, and boat tours, they specialize in teaching about the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Alabama's incredible biodiversity.

Students on a field trip to 5 Rivers (Photo by 5 Rivers)

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Do the Trash Mob Dance

The Trash Mob Dance is a simple dance that helps teach the importance of putting trash in a trash receptical and picking up trash you see on the ground.

Types of Pollution

When water rushes off hardened surfaces, erosion of sediments degrade water conditions and smother and disrupt seagrass growth and the habitat for benthic organisms they provide.

Compounds like oil, grease, and heavy metals take a long time to break down and threaten the health of both aquatic and human life.

Litter is not only unsightly, but it also causes a variety of problems to the ecosystem as it enters our waters where it is often is mistaken for food by fish and invertebrates.

Too much fertilizer, pet waste, and other nutrients in our water often lead to serious problems like lowering dissolved oxygen levels, preventing seagrass growth, and killing fish.

Disease-causing microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and other single-celled organisms, are referred to as pathogens, some, like Salmonella, cause human health problems.

While pesticides are designed to be toxic to certain organisms, they can often be harmful and kill other species in the marine system that are important for the entire ecosystem.