ALCOSAN is committed to continuously providing innovative and creative programming that encourages students, professionals and communities to increase awareness of the wastewater treatment process and sustainability.

National Engineering Week

ALCOSAN celebrates National Engineering Week annually with programming for students in grades 6 -12. This is a perfect time to recognize engineers and allow students to explore the design process through a designated STEM activity.

Pre-K Explore Day (3 to 6 years old)

This is an opportunity for preschool age kids to explore a fun hour of science during Early Childhood month. This would provide an overview to our youngest students by introducing them to basic science concepts and teaching across the curriculum by providing them with the book Everybody Poops

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, ALCOSAN develops a signature activity that focuses on the environment. If you are interested in participating, send an email to SOevents@alcosan.org

Second and Third Grade Science Saturdays

Students in grades 2-3 will have the opportunity to explore fun interactive science challenges at ALCOSAN. This program will provide exposure to parents and students who would be interested in registering for Summer Science once they reach eligibility by completing 4th grade. 

National Chemistry Week

ALCOSAN celebrates National Chemistry Week annually for students in grades 6 -12. Chemistry is an important part of the wastewater treatment process and students will explore various hands-on activities.

Disability Mentoring Day

Every year ALCOSAN participates in Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) to provide students an insight of hands-on career exploration and mentoring opportunities available through our partnership with Bender Consulting.

Workforce And Vocational Exploration (W.A.V.E) Program

The ALCOSAN W.A.V.E. program is offered to middle and high school students. It focuses on workforce and vocational exploration and increases the student’s interest in wastewater careers. Students who join the program meet with an ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach representative in a group setting once a week after school in their school building. The ALCOSAN W.A.V.E. program is a wonderful opportunity for students to focus on short and long-term goals.

Students enrolled in the ALCOSAN W.A.V.E. program participate in career development activities and engaging hands-on activities that incorporate role play and real life scenarios to practice effective job skills. Some of these skills are: goal setting, interviewing, effective speaking and listening, giving and receiving constructive feedback, financial literacy, professional work attitudes and habits, communication and teamwork, and resume and cover letter writing. ALCOSAN’s W.A.V.E. also exposes students to careers in the skilled trades and STEM fields. A field trip to ALCOSAN is provided once per month for hands-on job shadowing experience.

Workforce And Vocational Exploration (W.A.V.E.) Hands-On Saturday

W.A.V.E. Hands-On Saturday exposes students to various careers through fun and interactive workshops. Students who are in high school will have the opportunity to attend these workshops that each focus on a different theme. Our themes for this year are:

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Engineering (Along for the ride)
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 – Engineering (Building and Infrastructure)

Advance registration is required. All workshops are offered free of charge and are held on-site at ALCOSAN from 10 a.m. – noon. Snacks are provided. Please contact Scholastic Outreach with any questions.

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