Living in Florida, we’re surrounded by water every day. From lakes to oceans to the Everglades, we’re always minutes away from a water source. But how does this water go from these sources to our faucets, and where does it go after we’ve used it in our houses? Get ready to learn all about treating and recycling water in a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Orlando’s wastewater treatment plants – specifically designed for Ambassador-level Girl Scouts. Bonus: you’ll earn your Water badge too!
Before your day at the wastewater plant, you’ll receive 5 poems about water so that you can begin your Water Badge. You’ll explore how water is present in literature by reading and reflecting on what you learned about water through reviewing and evaluating these poems. Congratulations! You’re now 20% done with your Water badge.
On the day of the tour, you’ll head to the City of Orlando’s Wastewater Treatment Plant bordering Shingle Creek, which you’ll soon learn is more than a picturesque urban oasis. This water is part of the over 40 million gallons of sewer water that are treated and cleaned in Orlando every day.
Your tour of the City of Orlando's wastewater facility will allow you to see how the water goes from Shingle Creek to our houses and back again. Thanks to this process, we actually use the water again for things like irrigation and to replenish the Florida aquifer, which is the major source of drinking...