Educational Resources

These activities and resources are a fun way to learn about the MWRD and how to protect the water environment. 



Pipe-Up Family Game| WEF

Parents, our friends at the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association have introduced a fun way for you and your family to learn how to protect the waterways. Download a copy today.



Watercycle Kids | U.S. Geological Service (USGS)

Hey, kids! Learn all about the water cycle from our friends at U.S. Geological Service (USGS). Have fun!

The Water Cycle - English
El Ciclo del Agua - Español





For Kids/Educators | Time for School

Kid and Teachers, MWRD would like you to have fun while learning.

Word Find




Future Water Industry Professionals

Have you ever considered a career in the water industry? The MWRD has over 250 different types of jobs.


Flush With Care Word Scramble




Flush With Care Word Scramble

Learn more about what to flush and what not to flush!


What Happens When You Flush Crossword Puzzle




What Happens When You Flush The Toilet?

See where the water goes and how it's treated after you flush. 


Water Treatment Process Maze



Water Treatment Process Maze English/Español

Send Dirty Water to be Cleaned!

Leaves Poster



Where You Leave Your Leaves Matters!



Color it Blue




Color It Blue, 16-page coloring book 



USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 


The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a great 24-page coloring book that helps children learn as they color. Young soil explorers will discover how Mighty Mini Microbe and her band of superheroes help take care of plants, people, and planet Earth.

Coloring Sheet



Wastewater Treatment Cycle 

Small Coloring Sheet

Large Coloring Sheet




Protect Waterways







Protect our Waterways Flashcards




WaterSense Kids | US EPA

When it comes to saving water, everyone can help—and kids can make a big difference! Learn about water conservation for kids—and adults!—at WaterSense!

Coloring Page



Curious City: The complex
journey of Chicago sewage beyond the toilet




How Chicago Reversed Its River:
An Animated History

Periodic Table




Periodic Table of Elements