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Get Youth Involved in Water Related Community Service

One key component of the 4-H Stream Teams model is completing community service activities that directly benefit water in our own communities. Here are some ideas to motivate you and the youth you work with!
A riparian buffer tree planting event is a great example of a water related community service project

A riparian buffer tree planting event is a great example of a water related community service project

Help youth build a stronger connection with the water in their communities by guiding them through a community service project related to water. There are lots of different projects that you could do!

Consider some of the following:

  • a stream side litter clean-up
  • storm drain stenciling
  • a tree planting event
  • installing a dog waste station in a public area
  • plant a rain garden or install a rain barrel
  • complete water leak surveys around your home or a community site

It's also great to complete projects that help to communicate important messages to others. Here are two great examples:

1.) Create educational posters to display around the community or at a public event like a fair.

Water Conservation Posters

2.) Film short PSA's (public service announcements) for youth to share with others in school, at a club meeting, or on an organizational website.

 

For more great ideas and to get youth in your 4-H club or other program involved in 4-H Stream Teams:

email: 4hwater@psu.edu

check out our main 4-H Stream Teams webpage at: http://ecosystems.psu.edu/youth/4-h-stream-teams-information